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Golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh

Dec 26, 2018 16:27 IST
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International golfer Jyoti Randhawa and national level shooter Mahesh Virajdar were arrested on Wednesday on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich, a senior forest officer said. The arrests took place in Motipur Range of Katerniaghat, field director Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) Ramesh Kumar Pandey. A red Isuzu SUV, a .22 rifle and other equipment along with wildlife articles were seized from them, the official said. Divisional forest officer of Katerniaghat is investigating the case. Randhawa, 46, ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking several times between 2004 and 2009.