Indian golfer arrested for poaching

Indian golfer arrested for poaching

With the arrest of global golfer Jyoti Randhawa from Uttar Pradesh allegedly under the charges of poaching, once again the controversy surrounding Tigress T 1 (Avni) is back in the limelight.

At the time arrest, a wild boar skin, dead jungle fowl and a.22 rifle were recovered from Randhawa's vehicle. The Divisional Forest Officer of Katerniaghat is leading the investigation and legal action in the case.

Pandey said another person, identified as Mahesh Virajdar, was arrested along with Randhawa near the Motipur range of Katarniaghat in the reserve.

According to media reports, Field Director Dudhwa, Ramesh Pandey, said that Randhawa owned a farm in Motipur in Katarniaghat.

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A vehicle, a weapon and some articles related to wildlife were seized from Randhawa.

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46-year-old Randhawa was among the top 100 golfers internationally between 2004 and 2009. Till now, he has won 16 professional titles in all, eight of them on the Asian Tour. The forest officials in the area became suspicious when they caught the golfer driving in the area many times over the past few days. They have a son, named Zorawar, from the marriage. Unfortunately, the couple parted their ways in 2014.

In recent years, Randhawa has participated in global shooting competitions.

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