20 red sanders woodcutters arrested in AP
Police have arrested 20 suspected red sanders woodcutters from Railway Kodur mandal of the district in Andhra Pradesh and seized 23 red sander wood logs worth Rs. 7 lakh from them.
Based on a tip-off, a police team was sent on a combing operation in the Desettipalli forest in Railway Kodur mandal on Wednesday evening where they held 20 woodcutters while they were trying to illegally cut red sanders wood and seized 23 logs from their possession, Rajampeta DSP Aravinda Babu said on Thursday.
The officer said all these 20 persons belong to Tiruvannamalai and Tiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu and work under the supervision of Vijay, who is based in Vijayawada. In another raid on Wednesday, seven suspected red sanders woodcutters were nabbed from the Mydukur bus stand here, Mydukur police station personnel said. Acting on specific information, police conducted a raid and held the seven persons.