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Red Sanders: AP hails TN decision on action against agents

Press Trust of India  |  Tirupati 

The Red Sanders Anti Smuggling today welcomed Chief Minister K Palaniswami's advice to authorities to take stringent action against the agents who engaged workers from the state for cutting red sanders.

The agents were playing a key role in the illegal felling and smuggling of red sanders from of Andhra Pradesh and had been recruiting wood cutters from Tamil Nadu, a top of the said.

If stringent action was taken against the agents, no one would venture into the to cut the wood, M Kantharao, IGP, Red Sanders Anti Smuggling told PTI here.

The red sanders smuggling would come down significantly if action was taken against the agents, he said.

The tribal people of in were highly skilled in cutting as well as skinning the red sander trees. This prompted the agents to engage these people for cutting the sander tree here, Kantharao said.

As many as 84 suspected red sander woodcutters from Tamil Nadu have been arrested on March two by the Police for allegedly entering into for cutting the red sanders.

They were released the next day on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each.

Taking serious note of the increasing arrests of Tamil workers in on charges that they were engaged in cutting red sanders, Palaniswami had recently urged the Distrcict Collectors to take stringent action against the agents who engage the workers for the job.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:30 IST