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Forest guard injured in firing by poachers

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

A was injured when unidentified poachers opened fire near in the district this morning.

The incident took place when teams of forest officials were conducting combing operations in a forest near upon a tip-off that some poachers were moving around in the area, said chief of forests S R Kadam.

Poachers opened fire with air guns on one of the teams when it chased them, he said. (36) received pellet injuries in the incident.

Gadre was treated at a hospital and would soon be discharged, he said.

Deputy of said a case has been registered with the police station and a search is on for the culprits.

Poachers are known to hunt wild boars and other animals in the area.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 16:40 IST