2 tribal youths arrested

VALPARAI: Two tribal youths from a settlement at Sincona Estate near here were arrested on Sunday for possessing two country-made guns.

Ten teams, led by Coimbatore Superintendent of Police G. Karthikeyan, carried out a forest familiarisation programme at Valparai, Anamalais and Udumalpet areas and interacted with tribals and conducted searches to prevent anti-social activities. During the interrogation, the youths said that they had kept the weapons to protect themselves from wild animals, which often strayed into their habitats. — Staff Reporter

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