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94 red sanders logs worth 50 lakh seized

94 red sanders logs worth 50 lakh seized
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In a breakthrough, forest staff arrested an interstate red sanders smuggler at Golla Madugu village in Rajampet division on Thursday and seized 94 red sanders logs worth Rs 50 lakh from him He was identified as Deva Raj of Tiruvannamalai district of Tami Nadu state

Kadapa: In a breakthrough, forest staff arrested an inter-state red sanders smuggler at Golla Madugu village in Rajampet division on Thursday and seized 94 red sanders logs worth Rs 50 lakh from him. He was identified as Deva Raj of Tiruvannamalai district of Tami Nadu state.

to the Rajampet DFO Khajavali, on a tip-off, forest staff went for a combing in Lanka Malleswara forest a couple of days ago. They spotted 40 woodcutters felling red sanders trees. On seeing forest staff, woodcutters pelted stones and attacked them with lethal weapons.

In the attack, two forest personnel suffered serious injuries. The injured were shifted to Rajampet Area Hospital. However, forest staff have succeeded in nabbing Deva Raj.

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