Jyoti Randhawa held on poaching charges in UP

Jyoti Randhawa held on poaching charges in UP

Jyoti Randhawa held on poaching charges in UP

Pictures surfacing on the internet suggest authorities arrested Randhawa at the Motipur range of the Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, located 125 kilometres away from Lucknow.

A professional golfer since 1994, Randhawa plays on the Asian Tour and was once ranked in the top 100 in the world golf rankings. Sign-up now and enjoy one (1) week free access!

According to field director, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR), Ramesh Kumar Pandey, the arrest was made in Motipur Range of Katerniaghat. Police found a rifle (A-22), a vehicle, wild boar skin, binoculars and other hunting equipment from Randhawa.

Interrogation and further legal action against Randhawa are being initiated by the Katar-niaghat DFO.

Golfer Jyoti Randhawa Arrested For Alleged Poaching At UP Tiger Reserve

Some animal rights activists tweeted that Mr Randhawa had brought his hunting dogs during the search for tigress Avni that was shot dead in Maharashtra's Yavatmal forest on November 2. He was court martialled four years ago on charges of committing certain financial irregularities.

Randhawa is the ex-husband of Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh. They have a son, Zorawar, from the marriage. He finished top on the Asian Tour money list and his best finish on the European Tour is tied second in the 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic.

A three-time victor at the prestigious Indian Open, Randhawa's form has been on the wane and the last time he won a major title was back in 2009 - the Thailand Open. Randhawa won seven titles on the Professional Gold Tour of India (PGTI), making him a celebrated name in the domestic circuit.

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