7 Held For Poaching Elephant Inside Similipal


Mayurbhanj: Police on Saturday arrested seven poachers in connection with the poaching of an elephant in Talabandha wildlife range of Similipal National Park in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint team conducted a raid and nabbed poachers while they were planning to strike a deal for the tusks. One of the accused had kept the ivory hidden at an isolated place behind the backyard of his house.

According to reports, the poachers had killed the elephant and removed its tusks. The seven poachers were arrested following a raid by a joint team of Bisoi police and Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) at three places including Rugudidiha and Matiali sahi areas last night. Over 50 personnel were involved in the operation.

Worth mentioning that the decomposed carcass of the elephant with its tusks missing was recovered from Talabandha wildlife range of Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) on January 21.

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