LEOPARD SKIN RECOVERED

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Odisha, 6/05 (Pratyusha Bureau):On the basis of reliable information, a team of STF conducted raid with
the help of Bolangir Forest Officials on 05.05.2022 evening on the road in
between Tikrapada-Saintala under Saintala PS District-Bolangir regarding
dealing/ possession of wildlife products by wildlife criminals, as a result of
which one wildlife criminal namely Adikand Gheewala S/o. Parmeswar
Gheewala of Dukel Charchara, Tikrapada PO: Jorabandh PS. Saintala Dist.
Bolangir was apprehended.
During search One Leopard Skin and other incriminating materials were
recovered from his possession. The accused person could not produce any
authority in support of possession of possession of such Leopard Skin, for
which he has been detained and handed over to Bolangir Forest Officials
under Bolangir Forest Division for necessary legal action at their end. Enquiry
is going on.
Special drive against the wildlife criminals/poachers is continuing. Since
2020, STF has seized as many as 28 Nos. of leopard skin, 24 Nos. of elephant
task, 7 Nos. of deer skins, 13 Nos. of live pangolin, 30 kg 400 gm of pangolin
scales, 2 Nos. of leopard teeth, 29 Nos. of leopard claws, 46 Nos. of live wild
parrot with arrest of 68 Nos. of wildlife criminals.

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