Two arrested with worth Rs 7 lacs leopard skin

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Nashik, Jan 3 (UNI) Local Crime Branch (LCB) sleuths here have arrested two people along with leopard skin worth Rs 7 lakh.

According to police sources, acting on a tip off, LCB Nashik sleuths led by Senior PI Anil Akade raided a room in Suyash Lodge, situated at Manmad Square in Malegaon and arrested Bhaiyubhai Pir Mohammedji (35) and Lalsigh Bajesingh Solanki (30) both residents of Dhar District, Madhya Pradesh, last evening.

Police seized leopard skin worth Rs 7 lakh from them. Two mobiles worth Rs 4250 were also recovered. Primary investigations revealed that the skin recovered is of a female leopard, around seven years old.

Case has been registered against the two under sections 9, 39, 40, 48 (A) and 49 of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 with Quila Police station in Malegaon and further investigations are on.

The two accused will be produced in court today, police sources added.

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