Forest squads intensify vigil at Malabar wildlife sanctuary
| Monday | 15th October, 2018
Nine persons who were involved in hunting a bison in the Peruvannamoozhi Forest range were arrested by the Forest squads.
After the recent arrest of a poachers’ gang, the Forest flying squads have stepped up vigil against the felling and smuggling of wood and forest produce from the Malabar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Poaching casesThe incidents came to the attention of the Forest squads during their recent investigation into suspected poaching cases.
Forest Department officials said they had managed to get details of some of the suspected gangs and their areas of operation.
SurveillanceKuttiyadi Range Officer K. Neethu, who recently booked two persons in connection with the wood smuggling case, said surveillance was stepped up along the forest line with the support of watchers and secret informers.
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