Belagavi: Forest personnel of the Kittur section arrested two accused in connection to illegal hunting and transportation of a spotted deer in the Degaon forest area.
Bharamappa Bhajantri (28) and Mallesh Bhajantri (24) of Budarkatti village in Bailhongal taluk are the arrested, while Yuvaraj Bhajantri (35) of Kittur has been absconded. Forest personnel also recovered a motorbike, 13 nets, two blankets, a handbag and sickle from the accused.
In another case, the same personnel arrested four accused of hunting two rabbits. Basavaraj Vaddar (48), Gangappa Kallavaddar (24), Hanumant Kallavaddar (38) and Sunil Mannavaddar (29), all the residents of Somawar Peth, Kittur are the accused. Two dead bodies of rabbits and 18 nets other hunting equipment recovered from their possession.
The case has been registered under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act-1972 in both cases.