Bhubaneswar, April 11 -- People living around the Similipal sanctuary have become more sensitive to the adverse impact of hunting. They caught hold of two poachers with loaded guns and handed them over to the Odisha Forest Department officials on Thursday.

The Forest Department also seized two guns and other hunting equipment from their possession.

The incident took place in Kendua village under the Pithabata range of Similipal South Forest Division, informed the deputy director of Similipal South Forest Division, Samrat Gouda.

This is said to be the first such incident in Similipal where people have acted against poachers. Amid allegations of wildlife poaching in the sanctuary, the forest department is reportedly enthused over such a ...