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Two held for hunting antelope in Rajasthan

Two persons, including a minor, were arrested Wednesday for hunting three gazelle, a type of antelope, in Rajasthan s Nagaur district, police said. The third accused in the case was absconding, police said. The incident took place at Karnaidpura village. The accused attracted the animal with sound-generating tools, blinded them using the mirror-shield technique and attacked them with sticks, Sri Balaji police station in-charge Ramesh Singh said. He said a police team reached the spot after receiving information and arrested Bhanwar Lal (45) and the minor besides recovering three skins of the Schedule-1 protected animal in the Wildlife Act. They have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act. Nagaur Deputy Conservator of Forests Mohit Gupta said one of the accused was absconding. The forest department is carrying out raids in the area in a crackdown on similar hunting groups. The accused had hunted the animal to sell their meat.


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