Blood Sanders – The Great Forest Heist, is a maiden book of Sudhakar Reddy Udumula, a senior journalist with over three decades of crime reporting. He donned author’s cap, to expose the nefarious criminal network and operations associated with the Red Sanders smuggling from the dense forests of Seshachalam in South India, which culminates in the cosy homes in China and Japan. The book was released by an eminent panel of M.V. Krishna Rao, IPS, Former DG SSB; P. Raghuveer, IFS, Retired Principal Chief Conservator of Forests; Prof. Madabhusi Sridhar, Dean, School of Law, Mahindra University & Former CIC; launching the book ‘Blood Sanders’, authored by journalist Sudhakar Reddy Udumula, today at Bhaskara Auditorium. Uma Sudhir, Executive Editor, NDTV; moderated the launch event.
The author drawing upon his immense exposure of reporting on Red Sanders smuggling network, strongly felt the need to spill the beans about the criminal, politician, bureaucrat nexus in annihilating the forests and depriving the country of its rich resources. The book is pertinent today more than ever, as the forests are witnessing an unprecedented upsurge in the smuggling. Even during the Covid-19 pandemic that shook the world, smuggling went about unhindered. Theincessant ringing of alarm bells harbinger the extinction of the endangered Red sanders species unique to South of India, in a decade from now.