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Five-year jail term for tiger skin smuggler

 

PTI, STAFF WRITER

09-February-2011, 18:26 HRS IST

Maharajganj (UP), Feb 9 (PTI) A local court today sentenced a 35-year old Nepalese member of a module of poachers to five years in prison for smuggling tiger skin and bones across the border.

Harsh Tamang, arrested about two years back by SSB personnel at the Indo-Nepal border at Sonauli here with two tiger skins and 80 kilograms of tiger bones, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment by Chief Judicial Magistrate Amarnath Kushwaha for violating various provisions of Wildlife Protection Act.




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