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Leopard skin seized, three held


OST Bureau
Baripada, December 13:

The forest officials on Thursday seized a leopard skin and arrested three persons.image

Acting on information that some poachers were selling the leopard skin, a team of forest officials raided the house of Chamuram Singh (45) at Routraipur village under Tadiki section of Dukura forest range of Baripada Wildlife Division and seized the skin from his possession.

On the basis of the information collected during Singh’s interrogation, the officials later arrested Kathin Singh (30) and Mahadeb Singh (48) of Subarnamanjari village under Khunta police limits.

During investigation, it was revealed that the leopard was killed by the poachers a year ago.