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Attempt to burn Amchang forests

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 28 - Encroachers tried to burn forests inside the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary today, apparently in a bid to set up dwellings.

Eye-witnesses said attempts were being made by the miscreants for the last few days in the Birkuchi area.

�However, today we saw a huge fire. There were about four to five men near it. Smoke was billowing out of the forest since morning,� they said.

Senior forest officials were alerted and they had sent a team to the site. �The forest staff have been asked to visit the place and take strict action against the miscreants,� a senior forest official said.

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