The arrest of international Golfer Jyoti Randhawa featured on Thursday in Indian newspapers’ front pages. He has been arrested under Wild Life Act and A-22 rifle, a vehicle and other hunting equipment have been allegedly recovered from his possession.
He allegedly killed a jungle fowl on Tuesday before he was intercepted in the forest.
He has been slapped with poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich.
The district forest officer Katerniaghat has been enquiring with Randhawa and further legal action is likely to be undertaken against him.
Details continue to emerge after the sensational development -a vehicle (HR26 DN 5299) has been recovered along with a weapon and other equipments. Everything has been seized.
Wild boar skin, binoculars and a gun were recovered from a vehicle which was registered in Randhawa’s name. Randhawa drew suspicion upon himself after he was found driving around in Motipur in Katarniaghat where he owns a farm.
Randhawa represented India in the Golf World Cup in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.