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Two detained in Orissa in tiger poaching cases (Oct)

The Indian Express, Nagpur, 26th October, 2013

The Orissa police have detained two persons allegedly involved tiger poaching cases currently under investigation in Maharashtra.

The detention on Friday followed leads from NGO Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI) about the movement of Bhajan and Rauna, detained at Rayagada railway station in Orissa.

"Our team is going to Orissa to fetch them, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest S.S. Mishra said.

While Bhajan was an absconding accused in the Dhakna range tiger poaching case of Melghat, Rauna's name came up during the interrogation of Saranki, who was arrested from Madhya Pradesh. According to sources, Saranki had told investigators that Rauna was with kcru, who had traded a tiger skin at Bamni in Nagbhid tehsil of Chandrapur district a  few months ago. Keru is still at large while his brother Ajit is in custody in connection with a tiger poached in Umred-Karandla sanctuary in Nagpur district.

Rauna's father Bhagru is in Forest Department's custody in connection with tiger poaching case from Ghatang in Melghat.

It is not known where the tiger traded at Bamni by keru and Rauna was killed. It was one of the nine tigers confirmed poached ini Maharashtra from December 2012 May 2013.