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Poachers Apprehended in Andhra Pradesh’s Nallamala Forests

In a significant crackdown on wildlife crime, forest officials in the Palnadu division of Andhra Pradesh arrested four individuals for poaching spotted deer in the Nallamala forests. Recovering a deer skin and 20 antlers from their possession, authorities identified the accused as residents of Bollapalli village in the Palnadu district.

While four suspects have been apprehended and presented before the Narasaraopet court, two additional members of the poaching gang remain at large. Charged under the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972, the arrested individuals face potential imprisonment ranging from three to seven years if convicted.