Baripada, Sep 21: Mayurbhanj forest officials have arrested a leopard poacher from Kendujhari village on Tuesday.
The accused has been identified as Laxman Murmu.
Sources said,a leopard hide had been seized from a hotel in Baripada town on Monday.Two peddlers were arrested in this connection.
Acting on their tip off, a forest squad undertook a surprise raid at Kendujhari village and arrested Laxman.
During raid, two country made guns, bow & arrows and a number of animal traps were seized from his possession.