Notorious poacher belonging to Kesara gang surrenders

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Jaipur, Nov 21: In a dramatic event, notorious poacher Jugraj Mogya, belonging to the dreaded Kesara gang engaged in the poaching and smuggling of tiger parts, surrendered to the police.

Jugraj surrendered at the farm house of former director general of Rajasthan police Shantanu Kumar yesterday. He was handed over to the Jotwara police and later arrested by the special Operation Group.

Jugraj was operating from Uliyan village near Ranthambore National Park.

According to police, Jugraj contacted Fate Singh, chief of Tiger Watch, an NGO, about three days back. Fate Singh took him to Jaipur and facilitated his surrender.

The special operations group has been on the trail of Jugal who was wanted in the poaching of three tigers from the park during 2002-03.

The police had last year busted the Kesara gang by arresting Devi Singh, Kesra and Prithvi Raj who were accused of poaching about 26 tigers from the park. The gang used to poach and then smuggle the tiger skin and bones to Tibet. Jugraj's brother Lakhan had also landed in the police net in connection with tiger poaching earlier.

UNI

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