Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh

Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh

Jyoti Randhawa arrested on poaching charges in Uttar Pradesh

46-year-old Randhawa was among the top 100 golfers internationally between 2004 and 2009.

Jyoti Randhawa, who reached a career-high ranking of No. 74 in the world, and his caddy were arrested in the Motipur range of Katarniaghat, part of the protected Dudhwa Tiger Reserve where hunting is illegal.

The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested worldwide golfer Jyoti Randhawa for alleged poaching in Motipur Range of Katerniaghat in Bahraich.

An A-22 rifle was also recovered from a vehicle which was registered in Randhawa's name.

Randhawa was interrogated by the District Forest Officer of Katerniaghat after he was found in possession of hunting gear in a tiger reserve. The Divisional Forest Officer of Katerniaghat is leading the investigation and legal action in the case. He was court-martialled four years ago on charges of financial irregularities. He has participated in the Asian tour and the European tour. He had finished top in the Asian Tour money list in 2002.

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. The couple has a son together named Zorawar. After turning a professional golfer in the year 1994, Randhawa's wins' count in his career stands at 16 now.

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