Rescue of valuable sandalwood, 4 arrests
Kandhamal district Sarangpur police have arrested four people with sandalwood. It is to be noted that the villagers grabbed the sandalwood tree behind the house of Purna Chandra Pradhan of Dakamba village in Gandhrigaon panchayat while taking sandalwood. The village guard reported the matter to the Sarangpur police station. A team led by Sarangpur police officer Badulekha Bishwal and SI Krishna Chandra Gowda reached the spot and arrested them and confiscated sandalwood and bikes. The estimated value of the three pieces of sandalwood seized is estimated at more than Rs 50,000.Earlier, the miscreants had stolen about 108 pieces of sandalwood from various places, police officials said. Sarangpur police have registered a case against them on 27/22 and taken them to court.