Four Member gang Sandalwood Smugglers arrested Recovered 330 Kilograms of Sandalwood logs worth Rs.16.5 lakhs

Yogesh K Porwar & Siddarath Sethia

The Kamakshipalya police on Monday arrested s gang of four,recovered 330 kilograms of sandalwood logs worth Rs.16.5 lakh which they were trying to sell .

Based on a tip off,a team of police caught Ponnuraj,35 and Dhruvakumar,29,near Kaveripura gudda while they were waiting for the clients sitting in a goods vehicle .

Based on their information the team arrested Siddappa, 27 and Harish, 34 from Magadi taluk where the accused confessed to have chopped from the reserve forest area in the outskirts of the city .

The Kamakshipalya police have booked the accused under Karnataka Forest act and investigating further to ascertain their network said a senior officer.