Odisha STF apprehends a wildlife criminal, recovers leopard skin

Friday, 6 May 2022 (16:26 IST)
Bhubaneswar: The STF of Odisha police on Friday apprehended a wildlife criminal and seized leopard skin from his possession. 

STF sources said on the basis of reliable information, a team of STF conducted a raid with the help of Bolangir Forest Officials on Thursday evening in between Tikrapada-Saintala under Saintala police station in Bolangir district and nabbed Adikand Gheewala.

During the search, one leopard skin and other incriminating materials were recovered from his possession.

Adikand could not produce any authority in support of the possession of Leopard Skin. He was detained and handed over to Bolangir Forest Officials under Balangir Forest Division for necessary legal action on their end.

Since 2020, STF has seized as many as 28 leopard skins, 24 elephant tasks, 7 deer skins, 13 live pangolin, 30 kg 400 gm of pangolin scales, 2 leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws, live wild parrots with the arrest of 68 wildlife criminals. (UNI)

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