anotherteamto Chhindwara and seized the skin. Both skins have bullet marks,” said Bahuguna. “We are trying to ascertain whether the accused are traders or poachers,” he added.
Both the skins are suspected to belong to sub-adult tigers who may have been 6 to 8 months old when poached. The skins have been sent for forensic examination.
Bahuguna suspects that the accused are part of a major poaching ring. There has been a spurt in tiger poaching cases in neighbouring Maharashtra too, especially in Chandrapur district. In September, half a dozen poachers were arrested in Chandrapur district in connection with the poaching of two tigers.
However, Bahuguna said that the culprits have not yet revealed whether theyoperatedin