Two nabbed in Himachal with 4 leopard skins

Shimla: Two persons were arrested today at Bilaspur under Wildlife Protection Act for possessing 4 leopard skins, senior police officers here disclosed.

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Karan Singh (22) and Satish Kumar (33) both residents of Patehar village in Amb area of Unda districts were riding a scooter, when there were stopped at a police nakka (temporary barrier) by the police in Bilaspur, Sanjay Kundu, a senior police officer said.

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On a random check they were found carrying a plastic bag. On suspicion the police men at the barrier asked for opening of the bag and out stumbled four leopard skins.

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As the two had no satisfactory reply to offer, they have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and have been arrested.

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The police are investigating as to how the two got hold of these skins, said the police officer.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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