Four Poachers Held With Country-Made Pistols And Bows

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Keonjhar: The forest department officials have arrested four poachers from Telkoi area of Keonjhar district on Tuesday.

The arrestees have been identified as Chagulu Patra, Niranjan Patra, Nayana Patra of Similipal village under Talpada section and Sumanta Sahar of Ranibeda Village under Bimala Forest.

Acting on a tip-off, the forest officials conducted raids at two places and arrested the accused persons. The officials have also seized two countrymade pistols, bows and arrows from them.

A case has been registered and the accused persons have been forwarded to the court, officials said.

It is pertinent to mention that a few days ago, a pregnant elephant along with a baby elephant was killed by poachers with poisoned arrows.

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