India: Gang dealing in leopard skin smashed, three arrested

STAFF WRITER 17:47 HRS IST

New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Delhi Police today claimed to have smashed a gang involved in the trade of leopard skin with the arrest of three youths and seizure of the skin of four wild animals.

The arrested were identified as Satish Thakur (27), Vipin Kumar (28) and Mahender Nath (21). Among the three, who hail from Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, Thakur had unsuccessfully contested assembly elections two years ago, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagarpreet Hooda said.

The arrest came following investigations into an input that three persons would be coming to Inderlok Metro Station from Himachal Pradesh with leopard skin. The officials of Wildlife Department were also informed and they joined the raiding party.

“They came in a car and were intercepted. The car was searched and one leather bag was found at the rear seat.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/492598_Gang-dealing-in-leopard-skin-smashed–three-arrested

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