3 held for illegal possession of tiger pelts

3 held for illegal possession of tiger pelts

TNN 13 July 2009, 10:44pm IST

MANGALORE: Personnel of special police forest mobile squad on a tip off intercepted an auto rickshaw at Thenkila by-pass Road at Puttur on Sunday evening and arrested three persons on charges of illegal possession of tiger pelts.

The squad led by police sub-inspector Naveenchandra Jogi recovered three tiger pelts one of a large grown tiger, another of an adult tiger and third one of a tiger cub from Abubakkar (31), Vinod (21), and Umesh (22), residents of places in and around Puttur. Police are on the look out for Abdul Kareem, another accused, also from Puttur, who is absconding. The value of tiger pelts has been estimated to be Rs 20 lakh. Police have seized the auto rickshaw valued at Rs 75,000 used by the accused.



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