Tiger, gazelle skins seized in Uttar Pradesh

Tiger, gazelle skins seized in Uttar Pradesh

25 Jul 2008, 1722 hrs IST,IANS

LUCKNOW: Four skins of wild animals, including one of a tiger and two gazelles, were seized Friday from a man who wanted to sell them here, a police official said on Friday.

The skins of the wild animals were brought from the Manikpur-Chitrakoot jungles, located on the Uttar Pradesh-Madhya Pradesh border.

“Virendra Singh said that he and his partner, who managed to escape during our raid, bought the skins from tribals living in the jungle,” Paresh Pandey, superintendent of police (east), said.

The police seized one tiger skin, one chital (deer) skin and two skins of chinkara (gazelle) from Virender.

“We have also recovered a skull and a skin of an unidentified animal and they are being sent to the forest department officials for identification,” Pandey added.

The police have collected information about other people involved in the illegal trade, he said.

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