Uttar Pradesh forest officials arrested India’s most celebrated golfer Jyoti Randhawa on poaching charges. An A-22 rifle, a vehicle and other hunting equipment have been recovered from him. He is the ex-husband of Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh.
The District Forrest Officer Katerniaghat is currently interrogating Randhawa – further legal action will likely be taken against the golfer. A vehicle (HR26 DN 5299) has been recovered along with a weapon and other equipment. Wild boar skin, binoculars and a gun were recovered from a vehicle which was registered in Randhawa’s name.
Randhawa drew suspicion upon himself after he was found driving around in Motipur in Katarniaghat where he owns a farm. He had allegedly killed a jungle fowl on Tuesday before he was intercepted in the forest.
Randhawa turned a professional golfer in 1994. Since then, He won 8 titles on the Asian Tour – Hero Honda Masters (1998, 1999), Wills Indian Open (2000), SIngapore Open (2000), Volvo Masters of Asia (2004), Hero Honda Indian Open (2006, 2007) and Singha Thailand Open (2009). His best finish on the European Tour is tied second in 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic. Randhawa also represented India in the Golf World Cup in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.