Atram records statement for the second day

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Pune, Aug 28 (UNI) Former Maharashtra Minister for Transport and Tribal Development Dharmarao Atram, accused of poaching two Chinkaras, concluded his four-hour long statement in the case for the second consecutive day here today.

The minister recorded his statement before the Sub-Divisional Forest Officer Hanumant Dhumal, following orders from the Bombay High court, that had last week rejected his anticipatory bail plea and directed him to appear before the Forest officials at Bhor by August 28.

In mid-June, Atram along with his friend had allegedly hunted two Chinkaras in Chaudharwadi village on Gulunche-Baramati Road, and later partied at a farm house in Mahableshwar. Irate villagers had registered a complaint, following which police and forest department officials raided the farm house and recovered Chinkara bones and other incriminating evidence.

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