Vehicle checks at the Kalakkad tiger reserve will be intensified after it emerged that 11 teak trees were felled by a gang with the assistance of an anti-poaching watcher inside the Kalakkad–Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. The gang moved the timber from the sanctuary in a lorry under the guise of devotees visiting the Sorimuthu Ayyanar Temple. A team of officials recently confirmed that 11 trees had been axed.

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