Forest Department officials detained 60 alleged deer poachers while they were entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range early Tuesday.
Md Mahmudul Hasan, divisional forest officer (DFO) of Sundarbans East Zone, said tipped off that a group of deer poachers were entering the Sundarbans ahead of ‘Rash Mela’, forest guards conducted a drive in the area and detained the 60 poachers.
Three trawlers, deer hunting traps, locally made weapons and stoves were also seized, he said adding that all of them were kept at Sundarbans Chandpai Range office.
Legal action will be taken against them, he said.
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