20 Shot Dead in Andhra Pradesh Forests, Strong Protests by Tamil Nadu

April 7, 2015 8:11 AM

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20 Shot Dead in Andhra Pradesh Forests, Strong Protests by Tamil Nadu

Chittoor: This morning's shooting in Andhra Pradesh of 20 alleged sandalwood smugglers threatens to create a political crisis with neighbour Tamil Nadu.

Many of those shot dead in the thick forests in Chittoor in Southern Andhra Pradesh were reportedly from across the border, prompting a strong backlash. "While police have every right to arrest and prosecute offenders, shooting them dead like birds is unacceptable," said Vaiko, the chief of the MDMK...

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