The Hush Post| 06:00pm| 1-min-read
A Uttar Pradesh court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of golfer Jyoti Randhawa. He was arrested on poaching charges at Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh on December 26.
Bahraich district judge Upendra Kumar dismissed Randhawa’s plea which means Randhawa will continue to remain in jail.
Randhawa, along with former Navy captain Mahesh Virajdar, was travelling in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve’s protected area in an Isuzu pick-up truck (HR26 DN 4299).
A combined team of forest officials, range staff and STPF (Special Tiger Protection Force) jawans intercepted a vehicle on suspicious accounts.
During search operations, a dead fowl, skin of wild boar, .22 bore rifle, binoculars, three empty cartridges, 80 live cartridges, magazine, rangefinder and two mobile searchlight torches were found. Rs 36,600 cash was also recovered from the vehicle.
Police have filed serious charges against him. Thirteen people had been arrested and bail plea of all had been rejected.
Randhawa is the former husband of Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh. He was ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking many times between 2004 and 2009.