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