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Kundapur: CID forest officers bust deer antlers smuggling attempt, five held

Silvester D’ Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (EP)

Kundapur, Jan 10: Bengaluru CID forest unit officers arrested five people who were smuggling invaluable deer antlers and trophy horns. The arrests were made at Koteshwar national highway 66 Haladi road junction on Thursday, January 10.

The arrested suspects are Kundapur Barekattu resident Dinesh Ganiga (54), Balehitlu mane resident Ravi (35), Albadi village resident Thonnase Deepak (32) Albadi village Guddemane resident Ravichandra Shetty (32) and Thonnase Bukkagadde resident Udaya Naika (35).

The suspects were transporting 19 deer antlers and two trophy horns in a Maruti Omni tourist car from Halady to Kundapur. Meanwhile, CID forest unit Bengaluru office bearers together with staff conducted raid and seized the antlers, seven mobile phones and a lac rupees worth Omni vehicle from them.

Forest unit DySP S S Kashi had information of the accused having antlers. The police pretended to buy them. The afternoon time was fixed for the purchase with the officers secretly watching. The suspects had brought all the goods in the joy of selling. As the incident happened in Kundapur forest department limits, the case has been registered at Kundapur and the arrested have been handed over to Kundapur forest officials.

Sub inspectors Ravi Kumar, M S Ramamurthy, staff N Kumar and Paramesh took part in the operation under guidance from forest unit DySP S S Kashi.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellie

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    There is lot of poaching going on despite strict monitoring We need even more vigilance form forest department to catch these thieves who are nothing but inhumane people who are killing innocent animals Lets act before we destroy our wildlife KKG

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  • Harish Chandra, Udupi

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    Respected Police officers,first let me congratulate you and your team on catching these cruel forest robbers.Punish them severely with a long time in jail and a huge fine .

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Jan 11 2019

    The poor animals had to offer their lives for the sake of their antlers ,and sure their skin too.Fine them heavy and ask where is the skin too ,dont let out atleast 5years.No wonder wild animals like leopard etc are coming to the cities in search of food.

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