Mayurbhanj: A joint team of Karanjia, Dushiani, and Thakurmunda forest ranges in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district on Sunday arrested four poachers from near Vijdiha check gate.
The forest department arrested the four poachers inside the Shimilipal Tiger Conservation Project when they were taking the ivory tusks for sale. They were arrested from the Thakurmunda forest area near Champajharan while carrying the tusks on a motorbike.
Two ivory tusks, three motorcycles, and four mobile phones were seized from the possession of the poachers.
The arrested accused have been identified as Nityanand Singh (24), Chumuru Singh (23), Lachhu Singh (30), and Raju Bankista (27).
The Forest department is now interrogating the accused to find out the involvement of others in wildlife smuggling.