Leopard skin seized in Kurla, one held
Express News Service
Mumbai, June 3: The Kurla Police on Friday arrested a man for allegedly trying to sell a leopard skin worth Rs 40,000 in the market.
Acting on a tip off, they arrested Ramdas Sawant (49) near Ram Mahal Hotel at Kurla. ‘‘Sawant said he had not killed the animal but someone gave him the skin to sell. He has still not disclosed the name of the person who gave it to him,’’ said Azad Modi, acting senior police inspector of the Kurla police station.
‘‘We don’t think any group is involved as no incident of poaching has been reported in
Sawant has been booked under the Wild Life Protection Act for poaching. He was produced before the Kurla Metropolitan Magistrate and has been remanded to police custody till June 9.
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