Somwarpet: Forest Department Officials have arrested two persons who were allegedly transporting wild boar meat after poaching the wild boar in forest.
The accused are Ashwath and Nishanth of Thaltare Shettalli.
The duo are said to have hunted a wild boar at Hediyala in H.D. Kote taluk and were transporting about 40 kg meat. Acting on a tip off, the Forest officials arrested them near Alekatte Road when they were trying to sell the meat and seized a car, a bike and the boar meat from them.
A case of poaching of wild animals has been booked against the accused who have been remanded to judicial custody.
Somwarpet RFO Lakshmikanth, Dy. RFO Mahadeva Naik and staff took part in the nabbing and seizing operation.