Ludhiana: 3 leopard skins found in his house, a man arrested : The Tribune India

Ludhiana, April 27

A man, Sanjeev Kumar, a resident of Prem Vihar on Tibba Road, Ludhiana, has been arrested for allegedly smuggling leopard skins.

According to the Forest Department, three leopard skins were recovered from his home.

Sanjeev Kumar was brought to court on Wednesday and taken into custody for a day.

Shaminder Singh, Forest Range Officer, Ludhiana, said he received a tip-off, after which a joint raid was carried out by a team from the Delhi Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and the Department of Forestry, Ludhiana, on Monday night on the house of Sanjeev Kumar . . “We recovered three leopard skins from his home. The leopard skins, packed in a cloth and plastic carrier bag, were hidden on the roof of his house,” he said.

He said: “Based on the condition of the recovered leopard skins, they appear to be around a year old. Sanjeev Kumar did not reveal anything about the recovered leopard skins. He appeared in court today and was taken into custody for one day.

Following a complaint by Forestry Officer Shaminder Singh, a case under Sections 2, 9, 39, 44, 50 and 51 of the Nature Protection Act 1972 was filed against Sanjeev Kumar in the post of Tibba police, Ludhiana, on April 26. Sub-Inspector Baldev Singh investigates the case.

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