Leopard Skin Seized in Sambalpur, 1 Held

Bhubaneswar: Special Task Force (STF) officials on Wednesday seized a tiger skin from Nakatideula of Sambalpur district and arrested the wildlife dealer.

Sources said, acting on intel regarding the smuggling of big cat skin, the STF with the Sambalpur Forest division staff formed a team and carried out the raid in Keloberni village of Nakatideula area in the district. Soon they nabbed a dealer identified as Babula Naik while dealing with the customers and seized the skin from his possession.

“The accused person could not produce any authority in support of possession of such leopard skin for which he has been arrested. The skin will be send to Director WII, Derhadun for biological examination. Investigation is going on in this regard, said STF SP Kishore Panigrahi.

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