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Three held with leopard skin

 


PTI Sep 21,2011

Dehradun, Sep 21 (PTI) Three poachers were arrested and a leopard skin was recovered from their possession in Rishikesh near here, police said today. On a tip-off, the three accused were arrested yesterday from near Natraj Chowk by a team of Uttarakhand forest department and Wildlife Protection Society of India, they said.The leopard skin was also seized from the trio, police said.The three, identified as Deepak Sharma, Vinod Sharma and Keshav, have been booked under Wildlife Protection Act, they added.On being interrogated, the trio said that they had got the leopard skin from Mahesh Chauhan, a resident of Srinagar area of Pauri district.


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