Deer Skin, Pangolin Scales Seized, 4 Arrested In Dhenkanal

Bhubaneswar: Forest department officials have arrested four poachers from Dhenkanal Forest Division and have seized a deer hide and pangolin scales from their possession.

Acting on reliable information, Forest officials on Tuesday nabbed the four from Dhenkanal Forest Division while they were moving with the deerskin and pangolin scales in their possession.

The arrested have been identified as Balaram Sahoo (27) and Sanjay Hota (40) of Karadapani village under Nihalprasad police limits, Kuna Sahoo of Gada Khankira village and Bangali Dehury of Tolarpasi village, informed Dhenkanal DFO Prakash Chand Gogineni to newsmen.