|Tiger skin seized in Coimbatore, four arrested
CHENNAI, June 15, 2014
a joint operation, officials of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
(WCCB), Southern Region, along with State Forest Department
authorities, seized a tiger skin in Coimbatore. Four persons were
S.R.V. Murthy, Deputy Director, WCCB, said he received
specific information that a person who was keeping a tiger skin was
looking for a prospective buyer.
Mr. Murthy said the skin was kept in a house in Brindhavan Nagar, Karumathuppatty in Coimbatore.
Saturday morning, a team led by G. Chandra Sekaran, Assistant
Conservator of Forests, Vigilance, Coimbatore, seized the skin and
secured the four persons.
They were identified as M. Thiru
Vignesh (21), P. Manisekharan (50), R. Radhakrishnan (26) and T.
Vignesh Kumar (22) of Coimbatore.
The officials said the arrested were also in possession of a tusk.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the skin was brought from Karnataka, Mr. Murthy said.
Further investigation is on.