Police busts the murder suspects of two forest officials
December 16, 2013 - Hyderabad
The Tirupati Urban Police busted the murder suspects of two forest officials within a day by arrested three persons. The Superintendent of Police (Urban) SV Rajasekhar Babu speaking at a press conference on Monday presented Govinda Raju and Chevidan Kali of Kallavur and M Ramaswamy of Killaanur village all from Tiupathathur of Vellore district of Tamil Nadu who killed the two forest officials on Sunday. He said that the police booked cases invoking various sections of IPC and of AP Forest Act for hatching a conspiracy to murder and dacoity. Police said that the three accused had confessed to have committee the murder.
14 teams formed for nabbing
Police said that 14 special teams were sent to the forest for nabbing them and could nab the 100 woodcutters and three smugglers. He said that twenty armed men will be at the forest department's disposal with immediate effect for undertaking combing operations, the SP said.
Greyhounds likely to be deployed
In the back drop of the murder of two forest officials, the department has in principle agreed to procure 250 double barrel gun and 150 rifle to equip forest staff in a better way this was stated by the Director General (Greyhounds) who chaired a meeting. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, BSS Reddy said that 'roping in the Greyhounds is one of the options under consideration and this is what officials are also demanding', he said. He said that felling of red sanders would soon be made a non-bailable office and efforts are there to increase the imprisonment period to seven years and fine amount to Rs.10 lakhs.