had failed to make any progress.
The breakthrough came when forest officers of Palasgaon range raided residences of Tanoji Hanvate and Motiram Dadmal from Devri in Chimur tehsil for tiger poaching on September 3. However, the officers found wire snares they had laid on the boundary of their farms for poaching herbivore. The duo was arrested and remanded to magisterial custody. During interrogation, Hanvate gave information about another poacher Shriram Atram, 48, of Madnapur active in the area.
Accordingly, forest officers raided Atram’s residence on Thursday evening and arrested him. They were shocked when they recovered a jaw trap from him which is similar to one used for poaching