Monday, March 19, 2007

Two Indian poachers arrested for killing jungle cat, boar

Sunday March 18 2007 08:59 IST

BALASORE: Forest officials of Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary arrested two poachers on Saturday on charges of killing two wild animals.

Officials also seized live cartridges and torchlights from their possession. Those arrested were identified as Shankar Patra and Pradip Khandei of Hatcoat village under Nilagiri police limits.

Kuldiha ranger Anjan Kumar Mohanty said five poachers had allegedly killed one boar and a gurandi (jungle cat) in the wee hours of Saturday. While three of them fled, the duo were caught red-handed while returning with the carcasses. 17144158&Page=Q&Title=ORISSA&Topic=0

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