2 arrested for smuggling leopard skin
28 June 2020

India:  Champawat police on Friday arrested two people for allegedly smuggling leopard skin. They were travelling in a car when police intercepted the vehicle near Chalti on Champawat-Tanakpur Road.

Police then searched the Haryana number plate car and found two leopard skin, said Lokeswar Singh, superintendent of police of Champawat.

The arrested accused have been identified as Ajay Tamta, 26, and Kushal Mehra, 27, both from Khatima area of US Nagar district. On questioning, they said that they purchased the leopard skins from Lohaghat and were taking it to US Nagar to sell it, the SP added. The length of the leopard skins are is 8.5 feet and 7.4 feet, the SP said, adding that a case has been registered under the Wildlife Act.

(Source: The Times of India)