India: Forest personnel have seized
wild boar meat, hides and arrested a poacher from a village in
the close vicinity of Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha's
Kendrapara district, an officer said on Monday.
The poacher was arrested on Sunday with the raw meat
and animal's hide besides nylon nets used for ensnaring the
wild animals, the officer said.
Acting on specific information that poachers had
hunted down a wild boar in the forest areas within the park,
the wildlife officials arrested the poacher from Praharajpur
village, he said, adding that the accused was booked under
various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
The accused along with his accomplices had spread out
nylon nets with loops to ensnare the deer and wild boar. The
gang was actively involved in wildlife poaching activity in
the recent past. They were adept in the poaching of wild boar
and deer species, the officer added.
(Source: The Week)