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STF, the crime branch of Odisha Police recovered one Leopard skin, one Elephant tusk and Pangolin scales. (Photo/ANI)
STF, the crime branch of Odisha Police recovered one Leopard skin, one Elephant tusk and Pangolin scales. (Photo/ANI)

Odisha STF seizes leopard skin, elephant tusk, pangolin scales; one arrested

ANI | Updated: Jan 07, 2022 11:21 IST


Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], January 7 (ANI): The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch and Deogarh forest department recovered one leopard skin, an elephant tusk, pangolin scales and other incriminating articles in Deogarh district.
One wildlife criminal has been arrested in this connection.

As per an official release, "On the basis of intelligence, a team of STF conducted a raid with the help Deogarh Forest officials under Deopgarh PS of Deogarh District as a result of which one wildlife criminal namely Madan Kumar Jayapura, was apprehended and during the search, One Leopard Skin, One Elephant Tusk and Pangolin Scales (1 kg 770 gm) and other incriminating articles were recovered from his possession."
"The accused person could not produce any authority in support of the possession of the above wildlife products, for which he has been detained and handed over to Deogarh Forest officials for legal action at their end," the statement further said.
Further investigation is underway. (ANI)

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