Cuttack: The forest officials have arrested two elephant poachers from Karad forest under Athagarh division. They were identified as Gouranga Deduri and Manoj Behera.
Acting on reliable inputs about the presence of the accused persons in the forest, the officials of Athagarh Forest wing reached the forest and conducted a raid. During the raid, the officials apprehended Deduri and Behera red-handed while the duo was plotting to kill an elephant.
A country-made pistol, explosives and ammunition were seized from their possession.