Sandalwood Mafia Fells 12-year-old Tree in Kovai

Published: 12th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 04:01 AM   |  A+A-


COIMBATORE: In yet another attack by sandal mafia, a 12-year-old tree near the hostel of the Government Arts College was felled earlyin the morning on Wednesday.

Morning strollers, who spotted the felled tree placed it in a nearby premises, and alerted the police.

Investigations showed that the 18-foot tree had been  felled using a saw by the smugglers. Around six feet of the trunk was stolen, while the remaining portion was disposed off.

In the last one year alone, more than a dozen sandalwood trees had been felled in the city.

Police are awaiting a complaint either from the forest department or the corporation to register an FIR.


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