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Man tries to smuggle red sandalwood in 'Pushpa' style

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 February 2022, 16:20 IST

Inspired by South Indian film Pushpa, a man allegedly made an attempt to smuggle red sandalwood in the filmy style. However, things did not go as planned and he was nabbed by police in Maharashtra.

The accused, a driver by profession, was so much encouraged by the film that he made an attempt to replicate the trick and smuggled red sandalwood in his truck. The accused has been identified as Yaseen Inayatullah.

The man was allegedly smuggling red sandalwood when he was on his way to Maharashtra from Karnataka-Andhra border, as maintained by a report in Republic World online.

The accused was taken into police custody when he crossed the border and entered Gandhi Chowk area at Meeraj Nagar in Sangli district of Maharashtra

Police have confiscated red sandalwood worth Rs 2.45 cr from the truck of the accused. The accused did not face any trouble in Andhra Pradesh and easily went across the Maharashtra border where he was nabbed by cops.

In the movie Pushpa, actor Allu Arjun played the role of a sandalwood smuggler by loading the truck with sandalwood and later milk.

The accused attempted to replicate same trick by loading the truck with red sandalwood and placed fruits and vegetable boxes on top of that. He also stuck a sticker of COVID essential products on his truck.

The songs and dialogues of Allu Arjun starrer film have become a rage across the nation with people sharing clips and memes related to the film.

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First published: 3 February 2022, 16:20 IST