Renowned golfer Jyoti Singh Randhawa has been arrested for alleged poaching in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich.
News reports coming in suggest that the police have reportedly also seized a .22 rifle from him.
It was said that Jyoti Randhawa was arrested by forest authorities at the Dudhwa Tiger reserve.
“Jyoti Singh Randhawa and Mahesh Virajdar (who accompanied him) have been arrested in a poaching case in Motipur range of Katerniaghat,” said Ramesh Pandey, field director at Dudhwa Tiger Reserve.
Some animal rights activists tweeted that Mr Randhawa had brought his hunting dogs during the search for tigress Avni that was shot dead in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal forest on November 2.