Forest officials seize wild animals kept as pets in Karnataka leader’s farmhouse

PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

The Karnataka forest department rescued a number of wild animals that were caged and kept as pets in a farmhouse allegedly belonging to a senior politician, an official said on Wednesday.

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According to the forest officer, 11 blackbucks, eight spotted deer, seven wild boars, three mongoose and two jackals were found in the farmhouse behind a rice mill at Anekonda in Davanagere.

“We have registered a case against four accused persons and also, we have obtained a permission from the court to investigate the case,” the officer told PTI.

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Investigation is on to trace the owner of the land and all those who perpetrated, aided and abetted this crime, he said.