Two held, leopard skins recovered

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Jammu, Nov 25 (UNI) Two people were arrested with leopard skins in Tehsil Billawar of Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Police said two smugglers were arrested last night and three leopard skins were recovered from their possession.

Acting on specific information, a police team organised a trap and arrested the duo when they were waiting at Dramani village, the police told UNI.

The smugglers had been identified as Pawan Kumar, a resident of Basantgarh (Udhampur) and Amar Nath, resident of Sadrota village in the Tehsil Billawar.

Skins of three full-grown leopards, wrapped in a piece of cloth and then packed in gunny bag, were recovered from their possession.

The police said during investigation, the accused revealed that these skins were brought for selling to a Jammu-based trader while a case under the Wildlife Protection Act had been registered against them.

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