Leopard skin seized in Sambalpur, one held

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Sambalpur: Forest department officials on Tuesday busted a racket behind the smuggling of leopard skin in Rairakhol of Sambalpur district with the arrest of one poacher.

The arrested was identified as Madhusudhan Das (36) of the same locality.

Acting on specific inputs about the poachers, forest department officials conducted a raid at Phulkusum area under Girishchandrapur forest range in Rairakhol. During the search, the officials seized a leopard skin and arrested one poacher in this connection.

A case has been registered against the accused under relevant Sections of the IPC, officials said.

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