Balasore: Poacher held, pistol seized

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Nilgiri: Forest department officials here on Saturday arrested a poacher from Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary in Balasore district. The accused has been identified as Shital Singh of Kholia village.

Acting on tip-off about the presence of accused persons in the forest, the officials of forest department conducted a raid and arrested Singh. Meanwhile, two other poachers who were present with Singh managed to flee from the spot.

Besides, a weapon, a country-made gun and bullets were also seized.

A case has been registered against Singh under relevant Sections of IPC and forwarded him to court.

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