Koraput: The police and the forest department personnel on Monday jointly conducted a raid at Kodagaon in Semiliguda area and seized wood logs worth around 50 lakh.
Similarly, a pickup van, woodcutters and furniture have also been seized from the spot.
Acting on a reliable source, the forest department and the local police conducted a raid on Bharat Maharana’s residence along the Semiliguda-Nandapur road.
While one identified as Bishnu Maharana has been detained for allegedly hoarding the wood logs, his brother Bharat managed to flee from the scene.
When asked, the police said that the detainee is being interrogated and efforts are on to nab the absconding man.