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Mysuru: Forest Officials arrest two poachers

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Mysuru: The Forest officials arrested two poachers on Saturday October 22 on charges of poaching a bison at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve.

According to Forest Officials, a total of nine persons were involved in the crime and seven are absconding after the crime. Forest officials have formed a special team to nab the culprits.

The arrested were identified as Ashoka and Katichandra, both residents of Lakshmipuram in Periyapattana Taluk. The remaining seven accused are identified as Manu, Bomma, Bharat, Anand, Seshammana Jaya, Ramakrishne Gowda and Manju.

According to Forest Officers, the accused on the night of October 25, hunted down a bison by illegally entering into Anechowkur Reserve Forest area under the wildlife zone of Nagarhole National Park. After the crime, the accused took away the meat of the animal. The Forest Officers registered a case and are searching for the accused.

Acting on the information received on the accused, the team led by DCF and Tiger Project Director Harsh Kumar Naragunda arrested the two accused in Lakshmipuram Village of Anechoukuru Zone and handed them over to judicial custody. DCF Harsh Kumar Naragunda informed that an operation is being conducted to arrest the remaining seven accused.

Range Forest Officers Ganaraja Patagara, Ratankumar of Hunsur Wildlife Zone, DRFOs Prasannakumar, N. K. Veerabhadra, Ramu, and Manohar. Forest guards Lal Mohammad, Krishna, Suwal, and others participated in the investigation.

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