Three poachers arrested in Cuttack

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Cuttack: Three persons were arrested by Choudwar police on the charges of poaching wild animals and possessing illegal arms here on Tuesday.

Six guns and 12 live ammunition were seized from the possession of the arrested persons. They have been identified as Sadhua Purty alias Sarjan,35, of Godadhua village in Choudwar police limits, and Manoj Darei,29, and Raghunath Darei,45, of Machhakhandia village.

According to sources, during patrolling the police were tipped off about the presence of poachers. Following which, Choudwar sub-inspector Ashok Kumar Hansdah, along with other police officials raided Sadhua’s house and seized two guns and four live bullets.

During the interrogation, four guns and eight bullets were also seized from two other accused. A case (49/19) was registered and the accused have been forwarded to the court, police sources said.

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