Magisterial probe ordered into Chittoor encounter

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Hyderabad: Chittoor District Collector Siddharth Jain on Tuesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of 20 red sander smugglers, who were killed in an encounter with the task force police, 10 km off Srivari Mettu point at the foot of Seshachalam Hills.

At least 20 sandalwood smugglers have been gunned down in an encounter with police in Seshachalam forest near Tirupati in Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh on the wee hours of Tuesday.

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