Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Leopard skin seized

 

Leopard skin seized

 

KERALA India

 

Wednesday April 26 2006 15:11 IST

KASARGOD: The police have seized the skin of a leopard and a tiger from a house in Puthige and arrested a person in connection with the incident.

 

K. Radhakrishna Bhat, 43, was arrested by the police from his house and has now been remanded in judicial custody. A police party led by Kumbla Circle Inspector K. Ashraf raided the house of Radhakrishna Bhat and seized the hide following a tip-off.

 

Radhakrishna Bhat had purchased the feline skins from a person in Wayanad a few months ago, said the police.

 

He bought the skin, which had bullet holes and claws of the feline, for an ashram.

 

Meanwhile, the police in Puthur, a border town in Karnataka, arrested three Kasargod natives Shankara Kajambadi, 48, of Perla, Sivaraj, 28, of Enmakaje and Yousef, 36, of Kattukukkai for possessing leopard skins.

 

http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IER20060426044932&Page=R&Title=Kerala&Topic=0

 

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