Leopard Skins Seized, One Person Nabbed In Odisha’s Boudh

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch on Monday seized two leopard skins and arrested one person near Kapasira village under Manmunda forest range in Odisha’s Boudh district.

Acting on a tip-off about sale of leopard skin by some wildlife criminals, a team of STF personnel along with Boudh forest staff raided an area near Kapasira on Monday.

They nabbed one Jibardhan Bhoi of Dundra under Kantamal police limits from the spot. During search, two leopard hide were seized from his possession. He was handed over to forest officials for necessary legal action, stated a release by the STF.

During the last one year, STF seized 18 leopard skins, nine elephant tusks, two deer skins, five live pangolins, and 15 kg pangolin scales and arrested 36 wildlife criminals as part of a special drive against wildlife criminals/poachers.

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