The arrested poacher has been identified as Baiga Ho, (48), a resident of Anantapur Samil Talsarei under Udala police station limits in Mayurbhanj district.
As per reports, Baiga was arrested from Anantapur forest range under Choudhuri Garh in Baripada. A country-made gun loaded with bullets, gunpowder and as many as 1299 country-made bullets have been seized from his possession, officials said.
Acting on a tip-off, the officials of the Simlipal Tiger Reserve conducted a raid and nabbed the accused poacher. However, other five poachers managed to escape from the spot.
Baiga has been produced befure the Udala SDJM court. During the inquiry, the forest department has extracted valuable information about other active poachers in the area, officials added.