Union Forest and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has praised the work of Forest Department personnel in arresting tiger poachers in the Nagarahole sanctuary.
The accused had shot and killed a tiger on April 26 at Kallahalla in Nagarahole of Hunsur taluk in Mysuru district, and had cut off the tiger’s legs. The Forest Department staff nabbed the accused with the help of a dog squad within four days of the incident. Two bikes and weapons were seized from the accused, along with 13 tiger nails and 2 teeth.
Located across Mysuru and Kodagu district, Nagarahole National Park is known for its tiger population. Although the Nagarahole Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1955, the area was designated a tiger reserve in 1999. It is the 37th tiger reserve in the country and is known for its biodiversity.