Updated: July 4, 2021 9:32:46 am
Pimpri-Chinchwad police have arrested two persons with illegal possession of as many as 10 horns of antelopes.
Police have identified the accused persons as Sachin Gajanan Rathod (22) and Sagar Ramrao Mhatre (23), both natives of Yavatmal district.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team arrested the duo near Hotel Rasika on the Chakan-Shikrapur Road around 3.15 pm on Friday.
During searches, cops recovered 10 antelope horns, estimated at Rs 5 lakh, from their possession. Police naik Lakshman Adhari of the crime branch of the Pimpri-Chinchwad police lodged the first information report (FIR) in the case at the Chakan police station.
The two accused were booked under sections of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
Police sub inspector Vijay Jagdale, investigating officer in the case, said, “So far, probe has revealed that the accused persons, who are college students, had brought the antelope horns from their native place in Yavatmal. They were planning to sell these horns to some persons here, but were arrested. Further investigation is on.”
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