Chilika, Dec 9: Wildlife officials have seized as many as 14 migratory birds that were poached for sale and arrested one person in this connection.
The poacher was nabbed from the Brahmagiri area near the Chilika Lake in Odisha’s Puri district on Saturday.
Sources said a team of Wildlife officials conducted a raid on Ghatakudi road under Brahmagiri Wildlife Range following a tip-off about the hunting of migratory birds in the lake.
During the raid, the team arrested a person and seized 14 poached birds, a two-wheeler, and a mobile phone from his possession. Two other persons associated with hunting the birds reportedly managed to escape.
Investigation revealed that the birds were killed by poisoning.
The accused was forwarded to Court after interrogation and legal formalities, said a range official.