Alipurduar, 12th April: Two people were arrested on charges of eating deer meat in the forest near the tea garden of Chuniya Jhora, under Turturi Gram Panchayat.
Reportedly, a sambar deer was killed and its meat was being eaten in the forest.
As soon as the information was received, the SSB 34th battalion personnel and forest department carried out a joint operation and recovered the sambar deer meat along with two guns. Binod Oraon and Punai Oraon, both residents of Girja Line of Chuniya Jhora are arrested. The accused was produced in Alipurduar court, on Monday.
Area Director of Buxa Tiger Reserve, Budhraj Seva said that two guns were also recovered at the incident. However, the other two involved in this incident escaped the scene.