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Notorious elephant poacher arrested in Odisha

9/02/2020 at 10:59 AM

Athagarh, Feb 9: Athagarh Forest Division has nabbed notorious elephant poacher Babuli Mahalik last night. Forest officials said that Mahalik is involved in at least 20 cases of elephant poaching in various areas of the state.

Forest officials have seized deer skin and a gun from the possession of the accused. Forest officials said that Mahalik was involved in poaching of an elephant in Badamba range in February 2018.

Mahalik was in the radar of the Crime Branch but somehow managed to evade police arrest. However, he was nabbed by forest officials while he had been to his home on Saturday. “ He is being further interrogated to ascertain his involvement in other poaching cases,” said a forest official.  

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