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Chhattisgarh: 3 held with leopard skin in Kabirdham

Press Trust of India  |  Kabirdham 

A leopard skin was seized from three persons in Chhattisgarh's district after police sent a to crack a deal, a said Saturday.

Superintendent of Police Lal Umed Singh identified the three as (33), Thakur Singh Markam (30) and Dashru Parte (24).

"Police learnt that the three were searching for customers in Sahaspur Lohara area to sell the leopard skin. Our personnel posed as customers and struck a deal for Rs 5 lakh and then arrested them," he said.

According to police and forest officials, the exact value of the seized skin was yet to be ascertained, though it may be in the range of Rs 2 lakh in the international market.

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First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 22:36 IST