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STF men get their due
November 01, 2004
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa honoured the Special Task Force for killing sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, who terrorised Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for 30 years.
STF personnel, including chief K Vijaykumar, W I Dawaram, K Gopalkrishnan, Sanjay Arora, N Tamilselvan, were presented medals, promotions, cash prizes worh Rs 3 lakh and house plots last Saturday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.
In the four-and-a-half hour programme, Jayalalithaa praised the STF men and her government for 'reactivating' the STF. STF chief Vijaykumar thanked his predecessors and the government for their support.
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