Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
The CBI court on Wednesday convicted three businessmen in a red sanders smuggling case and sentenced them with three years of Rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.50,000.
The trio identified as Syed Ibrahim,Arul Muniswamy and Jayaraj,from Srirampura were part of the international smuggling racket and attempted to smuggle 14 metric Tonnes of red sanders concealed in granites stones to Malaysia and Singapore in the year 2016.
Based on a tip off a team of officials from Directorate of Revenue Intelligence raided one of their godown in Singanayakanahalli in the outskirt of the city,where the accused concealing the red sanders logs under granite containers to be shipped to Chennai ship yard.
The accused have floated two companies in the name of Raj Traders and Jayem Impect and forged the shipping bills to facilitate the shipping of containers.
The Case was later handed over to the CBI for a detailed investigations.The CBI conducted a detailed investigations and submitted a final report in 2017.
Senior Special Public prosecutor,Shivananda Perla presented the case and the judge,Ravindrakumar Kattimani,considering the report and the evidence presented before the court,convicted the trio and sentenced them with three years of rigorous imprisonment and fine of Rs.50,000.