International golfer Jyoti Randhawa was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in Motipur Range of Katarniyaghat in Bahraich district on Wednesday.
Randhawa was arrested on charges of poaching in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve protected area.
A .22 bore rifle was seized from Randhawa, whose full name is Jyotinder Singh Randhawa, said field officer Ramesh Pandey. Randhawa, 46, the ex-husband of Bollywood actor Chitrangada Singh, has been among the top 100 golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings several times between 2004 and 2009.
A vehicle with a Haryana registration number and other equipment were also recovered from him. Another person, identified as Mahesh Virajdar, was arrested with Randhawa near Motipur range of Katarniaghat, Pandey said.
(With ANI inputs)
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