Man held in MP for poaching, selling animal parts

Damoh: A 35-year-old person, reportedly engaged in poaching & selling parts of wild animals, was detained in MP, police officer said on Sat..

3 passed monitor lizards & a hare have been recovered from him, an officer said.

“Police rounded up Suresh Dolanath, a native of Bhopal, from Tendukheda region in Damoh dist. late on Fri. night,” region Sub Divisional Official of Police (SDOP) Ashok Chourasia stated.

The charged has been detained following a tip-off by forest dept. authorities, he stated.

“We’ve captured 3 passed monitor lizards & a hare from his own ownership,” Chourasia added further.

According him, a search was initiated to trace his own 7 accomplices.

“According to our info, these citizens died the wild animals & sold their own body parts,” the officer said, adding that the forest dept. has been taking action over the charged within the Wildlife Protection Act.