Mayurbhanj, Jan 12: Special Tiger Protection Force (STPF) on Friday arrested two wildlife criminals from the Southern division of the Similipal Tiger Conservation Project.
The two poachers have been identified as Antaryami Nayak of Pathakhani village under Kaptipada police limits and Philips Naik of Khadikasho village under Udala police limits.
Two country made guns, 86 iron balls, 500 grams explosive powder, gunpowder and other equipments have been seized from their possession. In connection with this matter, charges have been filed against the accused, Samrat Gowda, as disclosed by the Deputy Director of the Southern Division of the Similipal Tiger Conservation Project in two distinct cases.
According to the reports, forest officials apprehend Antaryami nayak while patrolling in the Podadiha range of the South Division of Shimilipal Tiger Conservation Project. Similarly, Phillip Naik was captured while STPF personnel were patrolling in the Genbil Range.