Three peacock poachers arrested in Uttar PradeshJune 14th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Three men have been arrested for killing peacocks in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district Sunday, police said.
The three men - Badlu, Ansar and Beni - were arrested in Dhanpalpur village of Rae Bareli, 80 km from state capital Lucknow.
“While the three men were arrested following a tip-off, the other two accompanying them managed to escape,” police inspector Sanjay Maurya told IANS on telephone.
He said the three men have been killing peacocks for over one year. Peacock feathers and fat, used in the treatment of arthritis, fetch a good amount.
Peacock, the national bird of India, is protected under Section 51 (1-A) of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and its killing is strictly prohibited.
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