Fri, Jul 08, 2016, 01:19 PM
AP Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad caught a group of wood thieves, redhanded and handed them over to Firangipuram police, today. While the Speaker was on his way to Narsaraopet from Guntur, he noticed some persons axing huge trees on the roadside. When he enquired them, he realised that they were thieves, who were cutting down trees and selling the wood for huge sums. He took them in his convoy and handed them to Firangipuram police. Officials are colluding with such elements to water down the afforestation programmes of governments, the Speaker said.