India: The Arunachal Pradesh Police, Pasighat on Thursday arrested three persons for hunting of wild animals from the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary.
The arrested have been identified as Makpel Tayeng (38), Kutyan Daring (55) and Boleram Lego (45), all from Borguli village in East Siang district.
The police, following a complaint received from the Wildlife Department picked them up from Borguli on Wednesday and later arrested them after their involvement in hunting was confirmed.
The police also recovered around six kilograms of roasted wild meat along with a 12-Bore SBBL gun used in the hunting from their possession.
The Investigating Officer informed that the hunters entered into wildlife sanctuary on March 13 last and gunned down a wild buffalo there. A case (No. 35/2017) under sections- 51(1) of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and Read with Section-27(1) (2) Arms act has been registered against the hunters in Pasighat Police Station.
The Divisional Forest Officer (WL), who is pursuing the case, lamented that despite awareness meetings on wildlife conservation in the fringe villages of Daying Ering Sanctuary, some are still engaged in hunting and poaching activities inside the sanctuary and other protected areas.
Earlier in December 2016, the wildlife personnel caught a hunter from Namsing village, who gunned down two hog deer from Sibiya range of the wildlife sanctuary.
(Source: The Arunanchal Times)