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Tiger and Leopard Skins Seized in Kerala

11 July 2007 



Two tiger skins were seized by the Kerala Forest Department on 7 July 2007 in Palakkad Division. Two men have been arrested and produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class in Pattambi. Three others are absconding. The raid was led by Shri Srivalsan, DFO Flying Squad at Kozhikkod, and a vehicle was also seized.

The larger of the two tiger skins was damaged with evidence of wounds made with a sharp weapon on the chest and the head was smashed in. The other skin, which appears to be of a subadult tiger, was unmarked. Three fake tiger skins were also seized.

A leopard skin and other wildlife goods were also seized on 5 July 2007 in Kottayam by the Kerala Police. Three men were arrested. Investigations are in progress.






 

 

 

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