Latest Kerala Local News: Bison horn and mountain deer antlers seized from POCSO’s home

Kozhikode/Wayanad: The Forest Vigilance wing here seized three bison horns and mountain deer antlers from the home of a man who was arrested in a POCSO case.

Forest officers also confiscated parts of a locally made rifle and a coral from a house used by Dhana Mahesh, originally from Hill Bazar, Moodadi, Payyoli.

Dhana Mahesh had kept the illegal goods at rented property in Unnimukk on the Kottupadam-Cherukulam road near Kakkodi.

Kozhikode Range Forest Flying Squad Officer P Prabhakaran, Deputy Range Forest Officer A Ebin, Beat Forest Officers A Asif, C Mohammed Aslam, KV Srinath and Driver TK Jijeesh were part of the operation.

The matter is being handled by the Thamarassery Range Forestry Office. It is punishable to keep body parts of wild animals under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

The four were arrested for smuggling sandalwood in Wayanad. Photo: special arrangement

Four detained for sandalwood smuggling
Meanwhile, in Wayanad, the Forest Department arrested four people for smuggling sandalwood. The gang was arrested while transporting the logs.

It is understood that the trees were felled in the Vithukad region of the Meppadi Forest Range under the South Wayanad Forest Division.

Those arrested were Maheswaran, 19, Babeesh, 21, Nikhil, 20, and Muhammed Bilal, 24. The officials also seized their tree-cutting tools.

A team led by Deputy Officer Aranvindakshan from the Vythiri Model Forest office made the arrests.

South Wayanad Divisional Forestry Officer A Shajna said an investigation is underway to find out if those arrested were part of an interstate smuggling racket.

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