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Mangalore: Tiger skin seized, man arrested

Mangalore, July 4: dhns: A man has been arrested in Puttur on Wednesday for illegally possessing tiger skin worth Rs 1.5 lakh. The arrested has been identified as Abdul Hakeem, a resident of Vitla.

According to the police, the team posed as buyers and approached the accused at Mangalapadavu junction at about 2.30 pm. They struck bargain with Hakeem and arrested him when assured that he possessed the tiger skin. An accomplice of the accused fled the scene and police as on the look out for him. A car and a motor cycle belonging to the accused were also confiscated.

Vitla police has registered a case and Hakeem was produced before the jurisdictional court on Thursday.