Subarnapur: Forest officials have arrested two poachers in connection with alleged poaching of a tusker. A carcass of an elephant was found without its tusks from Sarasadadar forest on Tuesday.
Forest officials have seized various equipment used in the poaching and cutting of tusks. Forest officials said that the tusks could not be recovered as the prime accused in the case is yet to be nabbed.
“We are further interrogating the accused to find out their involvement in other cases of animal poaching. They will be forwarded to the court today,” said a forest official.
Earlier Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Subarnapur has suspended forester Janardan Swain and forest guard Prgnya Paramita Mishra on charges of dereliction of duty.