Chandrababu directs arrest of 2 forest officials

Posted : September 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies

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AP government has suspended G. Uday Kumar, the OSD Task Force, (Red Sanders, Tirupati) and G.V. Ramana, SDPO Rajampet of Kadapa District for their alleged involvement in illegal activities including Red Sanders smuggling.

The evidence also reveals the nexus between Red Sanders smugglers and officers. A press note from the CMO said the evidence shows that Uday Kumar, had received huge monthly bribes from Red Sandalwood smugglers who came from neighbouring states and other Rayalaseema districts.

The government also has proof that G.V. Ramana, SDPO Rajampet, YSR District Kadapa, accepted bribes from people involved in criminal charges and facilitated easy passage of Red Sanders smugglers without any checks at check posts.

Chandrababu Naidu has directed officials to take stringent action against those found guilty in an effort to curb the rampant smuggling of Red Sanders. ‘Spare no one and prosecute all smugglers’, CM had directed officials.

Over 1,000 persons have been arrested for their involvement in smuggling this invaluable forest resource. With the state government stepping up vigil and combing operations, many skeletons are rolling out of closets proving the collusion between some officials and smugglers.