Bihar police arrest two poachers, recovers one tiger skin

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Hajipur, Mar 29 (UNI) The Bihar police arrested two wildlife poachers after busting an international gang last night and recovered one full length tiger skin from them.

The skin was valued at more than Rs 5,00,000 in the international market.

Vaishali district Superintendent of Police M Maharaj said here today that acting on a tip-off, a special team of district police posing as customer arrested the duo from near the town's busy Gandhi Chowk area and recovered the tiger skin from them.

Another person, however, fled in the subsequent melee.

Describing the arrest of the two, identifed as one S K Singh and Puspa Kumar Dube, as a major success of the district police in containing wildlife crime in Bihar, Mr Maharaj said preliminary investigation revealed that the gang was involved in procuring and selling wildlife skins, including those of tigers, beer, bisons and other animals not only in India but also from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.

Further investigation was on to trace their link with other international gangs,the SP stated.

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