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Nepalese national held with leopard skin


Press Trust of India Pithoragarh
A Nepalese citizen was today arrested here for possessing a seven-feet long leopard skin worth Rs 2.5 lakh, the police said.

Dammer Rana was arrested by the Special Operations Group (SOG) from near Maharajke Park on Jhoolaghat Road, Deputy Superintendent of Police Pithoragarh Shekhar Chandra Juyal said.

During investigation, Rana said that he had smuggled the skin from Nepal and was planning to take it to Tanakpur (Uttarakhand) to sell it at a high price, they said.

He has been booked under different sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, the DSP said.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 6:55 PM IST

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