Friday, May 15, 2009

Absconding poacher held in MP

Absconding poacher held in MP
Times of India
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Bhavnagar : A poacher, who had masterminded several lion and wildlife hunts in Jesar range of Palitana taluka of the district, was arrested in Kanti of Madhya Pradesh by officials of Bhavnagar CID, crime. He will be taken to police headquarters in Gandhinagar.

Identified as Mintarnaan Kaapar, he was evading arrest for the past two a half years, when ha had given police the slip, police said.

Heading an 18-member gang from Madhya Pradesh, Kaapar poached in the Jesar range. CID officials had been in search of him ever since. The gang hunted lions and sold the organs in international markets. On a tip-off, Bhavnagar CID police inspector, Lalubha Jadeja took a team of SRP men five days ago to Katni and began a manhunt. "We caught him in a dramatic police chase," Jadeja said on phone from Kanti. "We will be taking Kaapar to CID headquarters in Gandhinagar directly. After formalities, he will be brought to Palitana court for remand plea on Thursday. "We will get details of the number of lions he hunted, parts he sold and to whom," he said.  

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