THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Crime Department probing the controversial Muttil tree felling case has recorded the statements of income division officers, who dealt with the file associated to the case, on the Secretariat. Those that gave the testimony within the final two days embody Further Secretary Girija Kumari, Underneath Secretary O G Salini and Secretariat assistants Smitha and Ganga.
Girija had famous within the file that the tree felling order was not in accordance with present norms. Salini, who had supplied info associated to the felling below the RTI Act, was transferred to the upper secondary division. 4 days in the past, the forest division had beneficial the suspension of N T Sajan, conservator of forests (Social Forestry), Northern Vary, in reference to the controversy.