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Twelve iron grips were recovered from their possession

Police arrested two men who were allegedly trying to hunt deer and other wild animals in a jungle of Phaleda village, Rabupura, in Greater Noida.

Twelve iron grips were recovered from their possession, said the police on Monday.

The accused, Rajveer Nath (26), from Rampur Khadar village in Dankaur, Greater Noida; and Sonu Nath (25), from Faridabad village in Haryana, were arrested on Sunday night.

“We gained a tip-off on the movement of the hunters in Phaleda village. A police team was sent to look for them. The successfully arrested the two men around 10.30 p.m. on Sunday after a search operation of more than an hour in the forests,” said Sunil Kumar Singh, Station House Officer at Rabupura village in Greater Noida.

Hunting for meat

He said that the men were hunting the animals for meat. “The accused are locals, further questioning revealed that they hunt animals like deer and wild pigs in the forests of the area for their meat. They also used to look for customers to whom they could sell the animals,” Ms. Sunil said.

A total of 12 iron grips were recovered from the hunters. “Iron grips are generally used to catch animals alive, the men used to first set the iron grips on different points and later wait from a distant spot for any animal to get trapped in the trap,” Mr. Singh added.

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