Maharashtra: Three men nabbed for poaching tiger in Pench Reserve

29 November,2022 09:48 PM IST |  Nagpur  |  PTI

Decomposed parts of a big cat, including paws and other remains, were recovered from the area, an official said

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The forest department has apprehended three persons in connection with the poaching of a tiger in Pench Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra*s Nagpur district, an official said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, the field staff of Nagalwadi range and STPF conducted a search in the area near Surewani lake in the reserve on Monday evening, the deputy director of the reserve said in a release.

Decomposed parts of a big cat, including paws and other remains, were recovered from the area, he said.

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The forest department zeroed in on three persons from Surewani village and took them into custody, the official said.

A team of the superintendent of police, Nagpur (rural) provided support for collection of forensic evidence, he said, adding that the remains were sent for post-mortem as per guidelines of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).

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