Special Correspondent

KADAPA: Khajipet police and forest officials arrested 10 persons and seized 220 red sander logs worth of Rs.12 lakh kept ready for illegal transportation at two different places in Khajipet mandal on Wednesday.

Khajipet CI Balaswamy Reddy, Khajipet AI Hemasundara Rao and staff and forest officials seized 80 red sander logs from Lankamala forest and arrested four persons, Kadapa Superintendent of Police B. Malla Reddy told newsmen at Mydukur police station. About 140 more logs were seized from Kannelavagu in Khajipet mandal and six persons were arrested, he said.

Those arrested were K. Veeraiah, Sharif, Khader Basha, Chengal Reddy, Raghurami Reddy, Mahabub Basha, Venkataswamy, Redyam Chandrasekhar Reddy, Raju Naik and Nagaraju, Mr. Malla Reddy stated. Police seized Rs. 18,000 from those arrested.