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Making most of lockdown: Poachers enter forest with arms, captured on surveillance camera

As India is under lockdown, poachers seem to believe that officials and public will be indoors, making it a good opportunity for them to hunt animals and transport them without getting caught. Two poachers in Bannerghatta entered the forest area with arms. However, they have been caught on camera and the forest department is now on the hunt for them

Apr 20, 2020, 1:15 PM IST

Lockdown does not mean its game day for poachers. Few poachers thought that the lockdown would keep officials indoors giving them opportunity to hunt.

 Two poachers were caught on videos entering and roaming around the forest area to hunt wild animals.

 The two poachers entered Jaipura Doddi in Ragihalli village in Bannerghatta forest limits. While one with a light fixed to his head marches ahead, clearing the way, the other poacher holding a gun follows.

 Deputy conservator of forests Prashant said, a case has been registered and teams have started a search operation at Ragihalli and Shivanahalli village which are located in Bannerghatta National Park limits.