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Nine arrested for poaching deer, carcass in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve; 15 kg of meat seized

For Poaching Deer And A Carcass, Nine Persons Have Been Arrested From Two Areas Coming Under Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. 15 Kg Of Meat Seized From Them.

PTI | Updated on: 01 Jul 2017, 11:53:29 AM
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For poaching deer and a carcass, nine persons have been arrested from two areas coming under Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve. 15 kg of meat seized from them.

The first seizure was made on Friday afternoon when a forest patrol team in Diginarai forest area noticed four person lifting the carcass of a one-year-old deer and trying to put it in an autorickshaw.

On being questioned, the four said they had killed the deer for consumption, following which they were arrested.

Another patrol in Thengumarahatta forest area seized deer meat from five persons.

They told the officials that they were walking along Moyaru river bank when they noticed a tiger killing a deer.  They raised an alarm following which the feline left the carcass and went back to the jungle.

They waited for some time and cut the carcass into pieces for their use.

All the nine persons were produced before the Judicial Magistrate, Sathyamangalam, who remanded them to 15 days judicial custody.

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First Published : 01 Jul 2017, 11:49:00 AM

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