Smuggler entered Bihar after hunting leopard in Nepal, police arrested him with skin worth Rs 25 lakh
East Champaran A joint team of Raxaul Police and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau East Zone Kolkata from Siswa village of Raxaul block of the district has arrested two smugglers with leopard skin on the India-Nepal border. The price of smuggled leopard skin is estimated at Rs 25 lakh in the international market.
Crossed the border with the help of a minor child
The smuggler arrested for hunting leopard skin from the forest areas of Nepal had crossed the border and entered the Indian border with the help of a local minor child. Meanwhile he was arrested. The minor child has been taken into police custody on charges of helping a smuggler. Sub-divisional police officer Dhirendra Kumar was leading the action.
action based on secret information
While addressing a press conference at Raxaul police station late on Wednesday evening, Sub-Divisional Police Officer Dhirendra Kumar said that action has been taken on the basis of secret information. The arrested smuggler has been identified as Mukesh Yadav, son of Khajanti Rai, resident of Gamhariya village of Maulapur police station of Rohtak district of Nepal. An FIR has been registered in Raxaul police station under sections of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 regarding the matter. A complete leopard skin has been recovered from the accused.
The price of the skin is Rs 25 lakh
In the team formed for the raid, apart from DSP Dhirendra Kumar, Police Inspector Raxaul Rajiv Nandan Singha, Sub Inspector Chandan Kumar, Forest Field Officer Narayan Lal Sewak, Guru Dayal, Sunil Kumar, Shivam Kumar, Janardan Kumar and officials of Wildlife Crime Bureau. And personnel were involved. Let us tell you here that the price of the recovered leopard skin has been estimated at Rs 25 lakh in the international market.