Tuesday, June 8, 2010

12 held for destroying rubber trees

Thiruvananthapuram: The rural police have arrested 12 persons, including a block panchayat member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), in connection with the wanton destruction of rubber trees of marginal farmers in Nedumangad taluk last year.

They identified the prime suspect as Biju Das, CPM block panchayat member from Nemom. The other accused are also CPM supporters. A few of them have a criminal background, police said.

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