Man held with tiger skin at the Coimbatore district forest office

A forest ranger inspects the seized tiger cub skin at the Coimbatore district forest office on Wednesday. —DC

Forest department officials arrested one person at the Coimbatore bus stand on Wednesday for possessing a tiger skin.

 

V.T. Kandasamy, conservator of forests, toldDeccan Chronicle that the special team of assistant conservator of forests Jeyaraj and range forest officer Natrajan besides forest guards during a patrol found the culprit moving in a suspicious manner and recovered a tiger cub skin from him.

 

“Later, our team arrested the accused Palanisamy from Tirupur and booked him under Wildlife Schedule Act 1972. The seized tiger skin would be worth around `5 lakh in the international market,” said Kandasamy.

 

The forest official noted that the forest department has set up many anti-poaching camps and appointed anti-poaching watchers to monitor the movement of poachers in the forest range.

 

The accused person is being interrogated to find out from where he bought the tiger skin.

 

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/regions/coimbatore/man-held-tiger-skin-324

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