Six held in Orissa for poaching

September 6th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Sep 6 (IANS) Six people were arrested for attempting to poach deer in Orissa’s Bhitarkanika national park, a forest official said Sunday.
The six were arrested from Charchia village near the park, P.K. Behera, a senior forest official, said.

Eight nylon traps, two nets and two boats were seized from them which they were using to trap and kill deer. The official said the arrested men were sent to jail Sunday after a court rejected their bail plea.

Bhitarkanika sanctuary, 174 km from here, is known for its estuarine crocodiles and as a rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtles.

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