Two held for trying to sell two pelts and four horns of blackbuck

Thomas (Special correspondent) 

The JP Nagar police on Wednesday arrested two persons and recovered two pelts and four horns of blackbuck from them.

The accused has been identified as,Lokesh Narayanappa and 45 and Yarriswamy, 37 from Jalahalli were caught red handed near Sarakki market while they were waiting for the customers to sell trophies.

Senior officer told reporters,the JP Nagar police inspector,Shyam M and his crime team were on rounds in the area and while on the rounds the team noticed a person standing near Sarakki market.

Based on which the crime staff surrounded the area and kept a watch on him when they got some suspecion the inspector approached him to question him why he is standing when the inspector approached the duo got shocked and which made inspector more suspecion on them and the crime team rounded them and when checked they found blackbuck skin in their possession the team secured them.

During investigation the duo confessed the cri


me and further the crime team grilled the accused Yarriswamy and said that he had hunted the two blackbucks from his native Palur forest area in Anantapur district and smuggled it in a goods van to the city to sell it with the help of his associate Lokesh to earn easy money.

The accused have been booked under various sections of Wildlife act and further investigation to ascertain their criminal background he said.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP West,Soumendhu Mukherjee,DCP South,Harish Pandey,ACP,KV Srinivas,PI,Shyam M,PSIs,as,Aravind Kumar,Asha KB,with crime staff has been appreciated for the exemplary work done by them and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.