Two arrested with suspected tiger paw in Himmatnaga
3 December 2017

India: Two persons were arrested with an animal paw, suspected to be of a tiger, late of Friday from Gadhoda-Sabar Dairy Road by Sabarkantha special operations group (SOG)

"We got a tip-off that two were trying to sell a tiger paw on road on Gadhoda-Sabar Dairy road. We then intercepted a car and a two-wheeler on which they were travelling. On searching them, we recovered a paw from their possession," SOG in charge police inspector S N Parmar said on Saturday.

 The duo was identified as Jagdish Giri of Hadiyol village of Himmatnagar and Bharat Puri, resident of Ghadi-no-Madh in Prantij taluka of Sabarkantha.

 According to Parmar, "We have called the forest officials for verification of the paw if it is of tiger or lion. However, the reality we would come to know after the detailed analysis by forensic science laboratory."

 The case was assigned to B division police station of Himmatnagar. Police have registered the case under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, including Section 2 (31), 49 (K) 51 and 52.

(Source: The Times of India)