Pune crime branch seizes 59 kg sandalwood

Accused admits to receiving the illegal goods from an acquaintance in Hyderabad.
Sandalwood logs weighing 59 kg, estimated to be worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3.6 lakh, were found in a red car.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Sandalwood logs weighing 59 kg, estimated to be worth 3.6 lakh, were found in a red car.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on May 28, 2018 05:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByHT Correspondent

PUNE The crime branch unit 1 sleuths of Pune police arrested a man with ten sandalwood logs weighing 59 kg, estimated to be worth 3.6 lakh, in Kothrud on Saturday.

The accused has been identified as Rahul Haridas Ingale (30), a resident of Bhugaon. On Saturday, a team led by police sub-inspector (PSI) Dinesh Kadam was patrolling Kothrud, when policeman Irfan Momin received a tip-off about a red car carrying sandalwood moving in a suspicious manner near the Vanaz corner. A police team laid a trap and nabbed Ingale, who was trying to sell the sandalwood.

“The sandalwood is worth 3.6 lakhs and his car is worth two lakhs. We have seized both. During interrogation, the accused told us he got the sandalwood from an acquaintance in Hyderabad,” Nitin Bhosale Patil, police inspector in-charge of unit 1, said.

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