Huge quantities of animal body parts, organs seized
25 August 2017

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India: Assam Police on Thursday seized huge quanties of animal body parts and organs from the possession of two persons at Simen Chapori of Dhemaji district, Assam.
The animal body parts, which were brought in a car for selling in Itanagar, include skins of two fully-grown Leopard Cat, two tiger skulls, one Otter skin, two skins and a skull of Black Bear, 42 horns of Hog Deer, one Hornbill beak and about 1 kg tiger bones, police said.
Simen Chapori police have detained the two persons identified as Tabang Paro (47) of Kaying village and Taber Siram (38) of Komsing village of Siang district. The Maruti car in which the consignments were brought was also seized.
Later, the police handed them over to Assam forest officials for drawing offense report against them under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act.
One of the detainees Taber Siram has denied his involvement in the illicit trade and stated that he was just accompanying Tabang Paro after he missed the APST bus to go Itanagar for personal works.
DFO of Dhemaji has made official communication with senior Arunachal Police and Forest officials to look into the matter and requested them to conduct a thorough investigation into the illicit trading.
Meanwhile, the officials of Jonai Forest Range under of Dhemaji Forest Division recovered a single barrel gun with a wood cutter machine from Sirung portion of Poba RF bordering Arunachal. They also seized a truck laden with timber without Transit Pass from Jelom area near Assam-Arunachal boundary.