Angul: Forest Department personnel arrested seven persons and seized venison and deer hide from Satkosia wildlife sanctuary in Angul district on Monday.
Among the arrested persons, three are women, the officials informed.
According to reports, the arrested persons hailing from Kolha Sahi had hunted a deer at the sanctuary yesterday and were butchering the animal today.
Acting on a tip-off, Forest Department personnel reached the spot and arrested them. Venison weighing 8-10 kg and the hide of the deer were seized from their possession, officials added.