Man Held For Poaching Migratory Birds

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Chilika: Forest department officials of Tangi division nabbed a man from Abhimanpur Ring Road near Chilika lake in Khurda district on Sunday for allegedly poaching migratory birds.

The poacher has been identified as Alok Pradhan of Ujuda village.

According to sources, Alok was carrying dead migratory birds on a motorcycle to sell them when the forest officials intercepted him at Abhimanpur Ring Road and nabbed him. The forest officials seized the dead migratory birds and the motorcycle from his possession.

A case has been registered against him and further investigation into the incident is underway, the officials said.

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