Absconding forest offender arrested

May 30, 2017

MYSURU: Nearly a month after a deer was poached in Bandipur National Park by a gang of four; forest officials have arrested prime accused Shivakumar on Sunday. He was picked up from his residence in HannurKeri.
Shivakumar a known forest offender was on the run since a month. He had applied for anticipatory bail and his bail petition hearing was scheduled at a Gudlupet court in Chamarajanagar on Monday.

 Bandipur ACF Anthony said Shivakumar and his three of his associates were caught red-handed by a team of forest personnel near Angala village while the gang was chopping off a gunned down deer in Bandipura during wee hours of April 29.
Except one, all three including Shivakumar had fled the spot. Since then we were searching for them. Shivakumar was arrested following a tip-off while search has continued for other two.