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Updated on: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 11:32 AM IST

Madhya Pradesh: Two teachers among six held with leopard hide, nails

A leopard hide and six nails of the feline were seized from their possession, he said, adding that two of those caught are teachers.
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leopard/ Representational Image |

leopard/ Representational Image |

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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Six people, including two teachers, were arrested while they were trying to sell a leopard hide and nails of the animal near Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh, an official said.

Following a tip off, a joint team of the state Tiger Strike Force, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and Special Task Force (STF) of police on Saturday nabbed the accused from Petlawad-Rajod road in the western part of the state, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) Alok Kumar said in a statement.

A leopard hide and six nails of the feline were seized from their possession, he said, adding that two of those caught are teachers.

Six mobile phones, a four-wheel vehicle and two motorbikes used in the illegal trade were also seized from them, he said.

A case was registered against the accused under provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, he said.

The accused included four residents of Alirajpur and two from Dhar district, the official said.

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Published on: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 11:32 AM IST
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