Seven poachers arrested

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Raisen, MP, Dec 9 (UNI) Seven people have been arrested on the charge of poaching 'neelgai antelope (blue bull)' at Ratapani sanctuary in this district and three carcasses of 'neelgai', three guns and six cartridges have been seized, police said today.

On a tip-off, a raid was conducted and poachers arrested while chopping 'neelgai' flesh. Besides skin and flesh, police seized axe and other materials. Two accused fled from the spot.

Police said action was being taken against the culprits under the Wildlife (Protection) Act and the Arms Act.

On the forest department team not getting information about poaching, sanctuary's range officer M A Khan said probably the informer felt appropriate to tip-off police.


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