Pradeep Pattanayak

Tightening its noose around the YouTubers, who have kept prohibited wild animals and post their photos and videos on social media platforms, the Odisha Forest Department officials on Sunday conducted a raid on the house of a YouTuber couple at Jahal village under Sadar Police limits of Jajpur. 

As per reports, Monalisha Bhadra, a YouTuber, and her husband were asked to refrain from keeping wild animals in their house and posting their photos and videos on social media platforms. 

Pooh-poohing the Forest Department’s warning, they allegedly kept uploading such posts on social media platforms. 

In a case of violation of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, a joint team of Jajpur Road and Cuttack Forest departments conducted raids on Bhadra’s house. 

However, the couple managed to give a slip to the Forest Department team. 

“When we reached, we found they had fled. Our raids at different locations are on. They would be arrested in a day or two. They had kept monkeys,” said Jajpur Road ranger, Jyoti Ranjan Mohapatra.

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