The Particular Job Power (STF) of the Odisha police have busted a gang concerned in unlawful wildlife commerce, and seized two elephant tusks and a leopard pores and skin from it.
“On the premise of dependable data, the STF workforce carried out a raid in Keonjhar city, the place the sale of elephant tusks and a leopard pores and skin was about to happen on Sunday,” mentioned Deputy Inspector-Basic (STF) J.N. Pankaj.
The three accused — recognized as Seikh Hasmati Ali and Chandrakant Dhal of Mayurbhanj district, and Malaya Kumar Rout of Keonjhar district — had been apprehended.
“Through the search, two elephant tusks, one leopard pores and skin and different incriminating articles had been seized from their possession. The accused individuals couldn’t give any legitimate justification for possessing the elephant tusks and the leopard pores and skin,” Mr. Pankaj mentioned.
They’ve been arrested underneath Part 379/411 of the IPC, together with 51 of Wildlife (Safety) Act, 1972.
The seized elephant tusks and the leopard pores and skin will probably be despatched to Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun for chemical examination.