Saturday, February 14, 2009

India: Eight leopard skins seized in Himachal Pradesh

February 14th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS

Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Four people were arrested from a Himachal Pradesh village near here and eight leopard skins were seized from them, police said Saturday.

Police sources said the accused belonged to Shimla district and they purchased the pelts from a villager.

The seized skins were of seven adult animals and one leopard cub.

The leopard falls under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act and its hunting is banned.


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