Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa arrested over poaching charges

Jyoti Randhawa

Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa has been arrested on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich. An A-22 rifle has also been recovered from him, a vehicle and other hunting equipment have been recovered from Randhawa.

The DFO Katerniaghat is currently interrogating Randhawa – further legal action will likely be taken against the golfer.

Randhawa, once one of India’s most celebrated golfers, is the ex-husband of Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh.

Details continue to emerge after the sensational development – a vehicle (HR26 DN 5299) has been recovered along with a weapon and other equipment. Everything has been seized.

Wild boar skin, binoculars and a gun were recovered from a vehicle which was registered in Randhawa’s name.

Randhawa drew suspicion upon himself after he was found driving around in Motipur in Katarniaghat where he owns a farm. He had allegedly killed a jungle fowl on Tuesday before he was intercepted in the forest.

Randhawa recently took up the sport of shooting professionally and also participated in national shooting championships.

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