Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, Jun 4 UNI | 2 months ago

A notorious red sander smuggler Srinivasula Naidu, alias Don Srinu was arrested by Chittoor district police, here today.

Chittoor police, who were on massive hunt to nab the red sander smugglers , arrested Srinivasula Naidu,the main accused in the smuggling of red sanders in Seshachalam Forest area in the district.

The police are still on the look out for others involved in the operations.

More than 3,000 smugglers, mostly from Chittoor district and its neighboring districts,were arrested last year and 2,025 tonnes of precious red sander seized.

A special police party from Tirupati Rural, who were on combing operations in Seshachalam forest area in Tirumala Hills , shot dead three red sander smugglers recently.

(Posted on 05-06-2014)