With the arrest of a smuggler namely Bhole Ram Kashyap, 44 yrs, resident of Uttar Pradesh, a huge quantity of banned red sandalwood logs have been recovered from his possession. The operation has been conducted by the team of Inspector Pankaj Arora, Special Investigation Unit – I, Crime Branch, Delhi.
A case vide FIR No. 101 dated 30.07.2020 under Section 379/411/120B Indian Penal Code, 1860, read with Section 2/33/42/52/64, Indian Forest Act, 1927, has been registered with Police Station Crime Branch, Delhi
Red Sandalwood or Red Sandersare or Rakht Chandan, one of the most valuable species of tree in Indian Forestry. This tree is valued for the rich red colour of its wood.