Forest department sources said the man,identified as Pappu Rohitkumar Singh from Chattisgarh was nabbed after he was found moving about in a suspicious manner in Tulukkanpatti in Thengumarada forest area, with a knife and string noose.
On being questioned, the man revealed that he and his accomplices poached elephants and tigers over a period of time, they said.
The officials said combing operations had been carried out over the last couple of days following information about suspicious movement of people in the jungles of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka and their heightened vigil had led to the man's arrest.
Pappu was produced before a court in Coonoor and remanded to 15 days judicial custody, they said.
Udhagamandalam(TN): A poacher from Chattisgarh was nabbed on Wednesday by forest department officials in Thengumudra forest area and a knife and a string noose seized from him.
First Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 22:16