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21 Jul 2018, Edition - 1103, Saturday

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  • More than 500 DMK cadres were detained by police for showing black flag to Governor for conducting review meetings

Coimbatore

Two held for axing sandalwood trees

Covai Post Network

Residents of Annur nabbed two persons who were trying to cut and smuggle well grown sandalwood trees from a house in the wee hours of Saturday.

According to police, the two  – Karuppusamy and Murugesan – were cutting the trees at around 2 a.m. from a house.

On hearing the noise, neighbours woke up. Seeing them, they tried to escape, but they chased and nabbed them and alerted the forest personnel.

Officials from Sirumugai range arrived at the scene and imposed a penalty of Rs. 9,000 each on the duo and later handed over them to police.

 

COIMBATORE WEATHER