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YSR Congress Leader Arrested for Red Sanders Smuggling

Mastan Vali was arrested on the charge of theft, conspiracy and relevant sections of Forest Act, police said.

Published: 14th April 2015 01:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2015 01:04 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

HYDERABAD: A YSR Congress leader, wanted in a case of red sanders wood smuggling in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, was arrested on Monday, police said.

Chagallamarri Mandal Praja Parishad (MPP) member Mastan Vali, who was on the run for the past several days after being named in a case of red sanders smuggling where 34 logs were seized in Kurnool last month, was today arrested, said Kurnool district Superintendent of Police A Ravi Krishna.

Vali was allegedly involved in 20 criminal cases and Preventive Detention (PD) Act had been invoked against him earlier, the SP said, adding he got bail recently and again resumed red sanders smuggling.

He was arrested on the charge of theft, conspiracy and relevant sections of Forest Act, the SP added.

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