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Sandalwood mafia at it again
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Sandalwood mafia at it again

Sir, A couple of months ago, Lingambudhi Lake reserve forest was in the news when the guards shot dead a thief who was trying to cut down sandalwood trees. A gang from H. D. Kote was involved in it, according to Police. Today, the regular walkers noticed that yesterday’s windy evening had brought down many…

3 sandalwood tree thieves arrested
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3 sandalwood tree thieves arrested

Mysuru– The City Crime Branch (CCB) Police and Kuvempunagar Police, in a joint operation, have arrested three persons involved in chopping of sandalwood tree in Lingambudhi Lake premises on Feb. 10 midnight in which a person was killed when the Forest Guard opened fire in self-defence, while seven miscreants had fled from the spot. The…

Now, sell sandalwood trees without fear
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Now, sell sandalwood trees without fear

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar In its efforts to support debt-ridden farmers who are tormented by vagaries of weather year-on-year, the Karnataka Forest Department has come up with a plan encouraging farmers to grow sandalwood trees. At the same time, the Department wants to enable the State to regain its distinction as “Srigandada Nadu” (Land of…

Smuggler shot dead
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Smuggler shot dead

Residents of the rather peaceful areas surrounding Lingambudhi Lake woke up this morning to the news of a sandalwood smuggler being shot dead by the Forest Department watchers for cutting a sandalwood tree. The smuggler was one among an 8 to 10-member gang who were cutting a sandalwood tree in the wee hours today. While…

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