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Two cops held for leopard hide smuggling

2/07/2019 at 7:52 PM

Deogarh: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch today arrested a Jail Warder and a Havildaar in connection with seizure of leopard skin last month at Barkote in Deogarh district.

With the arrest of Rourkela Special Jail Warder Rashmi Ranjan Mishra and IRB Havildar Likul Kumar Sahu, nine persons have been arrested for their alleged complicity in the illegal trade so, informed STF SP Rahul PR.

Notably, the STF had busted a leopard skin smuggling racket on June 20 with arrest of three persons. A seven-foot leopard skin was also seized from their possession.

On June 28, it arrested four more persons.

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