STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Forest dept seizes game meat from eateries, nabs one

Forest Department officials of Ramanagara and Kunigal arrested a man and seized 5 kg of venison during a raid on two hotels at Tippasandra Handpost and Anchepalya village.

Published: 04th January 2020 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2020 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

TUMAKURU: Forest Department officials of Ramanagara and Kunigal arrested a man and seized 5 kg of venison  during a raid on two hotels at Tippasandra Handpost and Anchepalya village. Officials also seized the meat of monitor lizard, rabbit and ducks, sources said. The hotels were being run by one Rahmath Ulla and his brother. He and several staffers managed to escape while one Sathish alias Sudheer has been taken into custody.

The Ramanagara District Forest Officer Sadashiva Hegde, Magadi RFO Pushpalatha and Kunigal’s Manjunath led the raid. “The deer meat will be sent to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology for tests,” said Manjunath. A case under Sections 9 and 51 of the Wildlife Act 1972 will be registered against the accused, he added.

The hotels are located on the Bengaluru-Mangaluru National Highway. They have a regular clientele who frequent the eateries during midnight and weekends. According to sources, the racket to supply wild game for the “high-profile” tourists extends till Ballari.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp