Two held for poaching migratory birds in Chilika

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Khurda: Forest department officials of Tangi division on Monday arrested two persons from Soran area near Chilika in Khurda district for allegedly poaching migratory birds.

The accused poachers have been identified as Bikash Jena and Santosh Behera.

Acting on a tip-off about the illegal activity, forest department officials conducted raids in the area and nabbed the duo. Officials seized flesh of migratory birds weighing around 2 kilograms and hunting weapons and instruments were also seized from their possession.

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

As per sources, 20 anti-poaching camps have been set up in Chilika in order to put a check on poaching activities.

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