New Delhi, Dec 26: Indian Golfer Jyoti Randhawa on Wednesday arrested from Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh on poaching charges.
Randhawa and another person Mahesh Veerajdaar were held by the forest official in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve protected area, near Motipur range of Katarniagha, where they were poaching wild boars and cheetals.
As per the reports, a case under the relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act was lodged against them and they have been sent to jail.
An A-22 rifle, a vehicle and other hunting equipment were recovered from Randhawa.
One of the prominent golfers in the country, Randhawa turned professional in 1994.
With a total of 16 professional title wins to his name, attained ranking in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking several times between 2004 and 2009.
He finished at the top of the Asian Tour’s money list in 2002. He also finished joint runner-up on the European Tour at the 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic, the best performance of his career so far.
Randhawa is the Ex-husband of Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh. The couple divorced in 2014.