India: Forest officials seize leopard skins in raid

Express News Service
First Published : 13 Nov 2008 11:26:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 13 Nov 2008 03:14:47 PM IST
BHUBANESWAR: The Forest Department sleuths Wednesday seized two leopard skins from a person in Kochila-Nuagaon village, about 15 km from Choudwar. The two skins measured 45 cm and 50 cm respectively.
A joint raid by Forest Department’s Cuttack Division, Vigilance and police, yielded the skins from the possession of one Manmohan Karua who said he had no knowledge of the items which were delivered to his son Rasik by a man of Keonjhar. Rasik is at large. The cost of the skins in the illegal wildlife trade sector is pretty high. Investigation is on to ascertain the source of the skins and where were the items headed.


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