Breaking news Kollam Gangi Reddy Andhra Pradesh CID Police Custody because smuggler in Red Sanders.
According to AP Police, Reddy, an international smuggler, is notorious for organising and operating the entire network of red sanders smuggling from cutting the trees in Seshachalam forests near Tirupati, Kadapa and Kurnool districts to transporting them to various ports across the country to smuggling them abroad for the past many years.
Once allegedly associated with Naxalites, Reddy is an accused in the 2003 landmine attack on the then chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu near Alipiri in Tirupati. Dozens of cases of smuggling of red sanders are registered against Gangi Reddy in Tirupati, Kadapa and Kurnool following seizures made by forest and police officials and arrest of many of his henchmen. Officials say he amassed close to Rs 400 crore by smuggling red sanders and selling them in the international.