Three held with leopard skin in Himachal

Shimla : Police have arrested three men in Shimla district’s Chopal area for trying to smuggle out a skin of a leopard killed recently .

Media reports quoted a local police official saying that bags of three passing men was searched and they found the skin of the leopard .

Illegal hunting picks up every winter in snow covered Himachal Pradesh . This is also the time when wild animals like leopards move into villages and hamlets in search of food.

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