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Tiger Skin Seized in Chhattisgarh

27th Oct., 2004

A tiger skin was seized by the Chhattisgarh Forest Department on 25 October 2004 in Borgaon, in the central Indian state of Chattisgarh.

Assisted by the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), Range Officer Sarfaraz Khan of the mobile squad of Kanker, arrested three men from a tea stall on National Highway 43. They were carrying two skins one a genuine tiger skin and the other a fake on their motorbike. The area is next to prime tiger habitat such as Sitanadi and Udyanti Wildlife Sanctuaries near the border with the state of Orissa. One of the accused also hails from Orissa.

The Forest Department are now following up leads generated from the case.

 



 

 

 

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