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Police arrest Veerappan's aide
May 22, 2003 09:45 IST
The Tamil Nadu police on Wednesday arrested 'Kutti' Veerappan, a close associate of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, at the hill town of Yercaud near Salem.
Kutti Veerappan was wanted in connection with a number of murder, poaching and other cases committed over a period of 10 years, District Superintendent of Police Pon Manickavel said on Thursday.
He was arrested along with another person from the Vasavampatti area of Yercaud during a search operation, Manickavel said.
Also known as Vanaraja, Kutti Veerappan will be handed over to the Special Task Force for interrogation, the police said.