CB takes 2 more arrested tusker poachers on remand (Bhubaneswar, India)


Prameya News7 

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The Crime Branch on Friday took two more of the arrested nine poachers on a three-day remand to interrogate them on tusker poaching in Boudh district. The CB had already taken two of the arrested on a five day remand for interrogation.

Notably, nine poachers had been arrested in the last week after SOG jawans apprehended them during a search operation in Mundeswar reserve forest in Adenigarh panchayat under Purnakatak police limits in Boudh district.

The SOG jawans had also seized the carcass of the elephant, whose tusks had been removed by the poachers two days before. Those arrested have been identified as Murali Mahalick, Babuli Mahalick of Durgaprasad village, Dharmaraj Nayak of Jemadeipur, Gopal Nayak and Prakash Behera of Chakragarh, all in Cuttack district; Panchanan Kanhar of Badakhajuri village, Manoranjan Pradhan and Subhaya Pradhan of Surutaganda village besides, Manmath Kanhar, all in Boudh district.

The two who were taken on remand today are Murali Mahalick and Babuli Mahalick.