Range Forest Officer – Quepem range on receiving a telephonic tip about hunting of a wildboar in Addem area of Rivona village conducted raid on Friday ie 24th may afternoon.
Forest department team led by RFO Sangam Gawas and other executive staff of quepem, curdi & mobile squad range searched the house of one Mr Eric Lobo and found that Eric along with Santiago alias Norbert lopes and Sebastiao alias Seby Lopes dressing the hunted wildboar. One 12MM single bore Gun, 2 Air guns, Choppers & knives are seized from the site.
12mm bore Gun belongs to Mr Santiago alias Norbert lopes and is found to be illegal.
Upon investigation accused named the 4th person Mr Santan alias Willy fernandes. All accused are from Addem Rivona area. Acussed were arrested and produced before JMFC.
RFO quepem conducted the panchanama, statements recorded and further investigation is going on under the guidance of DCF South Sh Anil Shetgaonkar & SDFO Quepem Sh Vishal Surve.