5 red sanders smugglers arrested in Seshachalam forest; Jabardasth Hari escaped
The Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force (RSASTF) team came across ten smugglers, who are ready to transport 19 red sangers logs, during combing at Marrimanu Dadi in Seshachalam forest. On seeing the RSASTF personnel, all of them left the logs and ran into the forest. The forest staff chased and caught five smugglers and the remaining including Jabardasth Hari have escaped.
The arrested include Dhananjaneyulu, Veerabhadraiah, Chiranjeevi, Vinod Kumar, and Nagaraju. Twenty cases were registered against Hari in various police stations for smuggling red sanders logs. Hari pays money to woodcutters for felling red sanders trees, the police said.