Golfer Jyoti Randhawa Arrested For Alleged Poaching

NEW DELHI: International golfer Jyoti Singh Randhawa has been arrested by the forest department in Bahraich of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Randhawa was allegedly poaching in the tiger reserve.

A .22 rifle has been seized from him after he was arrested by forest authorities at the Dudhwa Tiger reserve, a senior officer at the reserve said.

“Jyoti Singh Randhawa and Mahesh Virajdar (who accompanied him) have been arrested in a poaching case in Motipur range of Katerniaghat,” said Ramesh Pandey, field director at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.

“A vehicle, weapon and other equipment along with wildlife articles have been seized,” Mr Pandey said. “Interrogation and further legal action is being taken by the DFO (divisional forest officer) Katerniaghat and his team.”

Jyoti Randhawa is a professional golfer who ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking several times between 2004 and 2009. He has participated in the Asian tour and the European tour.

He is the ex-husband of Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh.

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