Poachers arrested

Karjelly Range Forest officials, in Kagaznagar Forest Division of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district, led by Forest Section Officer Iqbal Mohiuddin on Sunday arrested two poachers and seized the carcass of a chowsingha or four horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis) which they had killed. The officials were on routine patrol inside the forest when they noticed a motorcycle passing by under suspicious circumstances.

The officials gave a chase following which the duo — Bibbera Bapu Rao of Ginnelati village and Routu Tirupati of Karjelly — fled after hiding the carcass under dried grass. The officials located the gunny bag in which the dead animal was packed and later arrested the two poachers.

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