India: Leopard skin seized from Himachal resident

Posted: Nov 05, 2008 at 0106 hrs IST 
 
Chandigarh, November 04 : A resident of Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, who was arrested on Monday night for possessing a leopard skin, was remanded in police custody for three days on Tuesday. Kaneshwar Singh claimed he had bought the skin from a poacher.
 
Deputy Superintendent of Police Jagbir Singh said the accused was trying to smuggle the skin into city. “On a tip-off, we set up a checkpost neat the IT park roundabout and arrested the accused. The skin is valued at around Rs 2.5 lakh,” he added.
 
Kaneshwar, working as a salesman at a liquor vend in Sector 7, said he had bought the skin from Surinder Verma, a hunter, in Theog near Shimla for Rs 5,000. “I had come to city to sell it and was looking for buyers,” he said.
 
Wildlife officials said the skin was of a young male leopard aged around three years. The length of the leopard was 7 feet and was estimated to have died around two years ago. DSP Singh added: “There was no bullet or stab wound. It seems the animal was either trapped and strangulated or poisoned.”
 
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