Indian golfer arrested for poaching

  • Sports Digest

Dec 27, 2018-

Top Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa was arrested on Wednesday for poaching at a forest reserve, an official said. Randhawa, who was ranked in the world top 100 between 2004 and 2009, was taken into detention at the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh state. The 46-year-old and a companion killed a red junglefowl, Ramesh Pandey, the reserve’s field director, said. Randhawa took up shooting as his golfing career faded after winning the last of his eight Asian Tour titles, the Thailand Open, in 2009. India has been increasingly strict on poaching, with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan fighting a five-year jail sentence for killing endangered wildlife. (AFP)

Published: 27-12-2018 10:25

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