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3 nabbed in UP with over 3,000 parakeets

Press Trust of India 

Forest depart officials on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of bird poachers with the arrest of three people at buffer zone with over 3,000 caged parakeets.

Acting on a tip off that some bird poachers were attempting to smuggle parrots in large numbers after catching them from the reserved forest area, a team led by (SDO) and rushed to nab the culprits, officials said.

An SUV was intercepted near

Mohrena block in Mailani range and the three people were nabbed, an said.

"Three thousand parakeets were recovered from the SUV. Those arrested have been identified as Sunny, Rakesh and Bilsan," of (DTR) said.

The accused have confessed that they caught the birds from reserved forest areas to sell them in markets," an said.

A case under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act has been lodged, while interrogation to identify others involved in this illicit trade was on, he said.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:40 IST