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Police,forest officials on trial of absconding man over seizure of bison horn, bullets in TN

Chennai, May 1 (BPNS)

Police and Forest officials of Gudalur are on the lookout for a person, Anas (28) who is absconding after forest officials seized horns of a bison and three sambar deer and around 700 gm of spotted dear meat and a country-made gun. Forest officials had conducted four days search at the premises of his residence and inside his locked home in Sanjay Nagar in O’Valley forest range, Gudalur.

The sequence of events commenced after forest team traced the bones of a wild animal outside the house on April 26 and 27th.

Abdulla, the father of Anas, the absconding suspect informed the police that he left the home after knowing about the search.

A senior forest officer who is in charge of the investigation while speaking to BPNS said, “ We had to open the house after the suspect did not return after getting consent from his father, Abdulla. Village Officer was also present during the search in his locked home and we seized around 700 gm of spotted deer meat,5 live bullets,90 used bullets, three torch lights, and a few knives.”

Forest official said that Anas who is an estate labourer does not have any pending wildlife cases and that the department is planning to send the bones and horns recovered for DNA test. The forest official however said that it is approaching court for the DNA test.