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5 arrested for poaching in Muzaffarnagar forest

The members of this gang first poach wildlife animals and then supply their meat.

5 arrested for poaching in Muzaffarnagar forest
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Muzaffarnagar: Five people were arrested for allegedly poaching wildlife animals for meat in the Shukertal forest range in the Hastinapur sanctuary here, police said Friday. They were members of a gang that supplied meat of wildlife animals, Shukertal Range Officer Raj Singh Pundhir said.

Ratenpal, Madan, Retan Singh, Dhum Singh and Vijaypal were arrested by a team of the forest department on Thursday and 20 kg of meat was seized, he said. The matter is being investigated, the officer said