The fourth and the main accused have been arrested in connection with the killing of a Panther at Gram Bacti. The forest department has recovered a large quantity of hunter’s material from its house in the evening, which took place on Saturday evening. In particular, the Forest Department has already arrested three accused in the case, who informed that the fourth accused had received a blanket cut from him.
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Navegaonbandh: Fourth and the main accused have been arrested by the Forest Department in connection with the killing of Panther at Gram Bakti. The forest department has recovered a large quantity of hunter’s material from its house in the evening, which took place on Saturday evening. In particular, the Forest Department has already arrested three accused in the case, who informed that the fourth accused had received a blanket cut from him.
The details were that Panther’s skin was recovered from Mangesh Nandlal Badole’s house in Gram Baqti around 7 pm on July 4th. Mangesh Badole (R Bakti), Vinod Rukhmode (R Katangadhara) and Ravindra Walde (Keselwada, Bhandara) have been arrested in the case. All the three were given forest custody till Monday (Dec.1) and after inquiring into the accused, they informed that they received the skin from Mahesh Eknath Lange (1, Rais Keselwada, Bhandara). From this, probationary officers of the Forest Department and inquiry officer DM Patil (Bhavese), Forest Area Officers RI Donode, SS Shande, DS Sonawane, SG Parshuramkar, PW Meshram, and Mahesh Lange along with the forest workers. Raided the house. Mahesh was absconding, but from his house, a large number of hunting materials, such as poles, wire, needles, Katha, deer horns, wild hair, were recovered by the team.
On the search of Mahesh Lange, a team member of the forest department, he was detained by the team at around 6 pm on Saturday (Saturday) at Arjuni-Morgaon bus station. Upon inquiry, he said that he had taken it from Yogesh Arsoday at Navegwabandh in Kadde. Yogesh Arsode passed away in June. Earlier, the accused, Vinod Rukhamode, had also given the skin to his deceased grandfather. From this, the accused is trying to mislead the investigation by giving the names of the deceased persons, said Patil.
Mahesh Lange, the fourth accused in the case, is the main accused in the case, who is a hunter, and when looking at a large amount of material and wildlife found in the house, the accused is believed to be a hunter and stripe hunter. He has been remanded to a forest cell till Wednesday.