3 ‘Deer Poachers’ Held in Sundarbans

Desk Report

Published: 12 Oct 2020, 11:06 am

On Sunday night, Forest Department officials arrested three suspected members of a deer poaching gang from the Choraputia region in the Bagerhat district of Mongla Upazila under the Chandpai Sundarbans East Department range, reports UNB.

The arrestees are Syed Gazi, 55, Md Faruk Sheikh, 40, Khulna residents of Batiaghata Upazila and Hazrat Ali Sheikh, 40, Khulna district residents of Baniakhali village in Dacope Upazila.

Mohammad Belayet Hossain, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), said the three poachers from the area arrested at around 10:30 pm by a patrol team.

The team also seized a boat, traps used for catching deer, sharp weapons and five drums.

The official also said that the poachers intruded on the Sundarbans illegally.

A case was filed against them.

Around 250 kg of venison was recovered, around 50 deer poachers were arrested and 25 deer were rescued from the Sundarbans over the past year, according to department sources.

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