India: Leopard skins, bear bile seized in U’chal; two nabbed

STAFF WRITER 12:58 HRS IST

New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Two persons were arrested today after two leopard skins and bear bile, which is believed to have medicinal value, were allegedly seized from them in Uttaranchal, an official said.

The two have been identified as Shyam Dutta Joshi and Deepak from Chakrata region in Dehradun, said Ramesh Pandey, a senior official from Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) which along with the Special Task Force of the state made the seizure.”

An FIR will be registered at the Vikas Nagar police station. We arrested the two after getting an information about the illegal bear bile trade in the region,” Pandey said.

At least 300-400 gm of bear bile was seized from the accused. “

Bear bile is as precious as a tiger bone and is used as aphrodisiac in Chinese medicines.

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