The officers of Umblebailu Range Forest in Bhadravathi division have arrested three people on the charge of hunting a spotted deer, listed in Schedule II of the Wildlife (Protection) Act.
The arrested are Hanumanthappa, Anjanappa and Rama. All are residents of Umblebailu village. Acting on a tip-off, the officers arrested them on February 11.
The officers conducted the raid on the house of the accused. They seized the meat that was being prepared for cooking. The arrested had been produced before court.
RFO S.M. Shivarathreswara Swamy, Dy. RFO Pavan Mahendrakar and their team conducted the raid under the guidance of ACF Rathnaprabha and DCF Ashish Reddy, according to a press release.