Bhubaneswar, May 6: Special Task Force (STF) of the Crime Branch has nabbed a tiger hide peddler from the Saintala area in Balangir on Friday.
A hide of a leopard has been seized from his possession.
The accused has been identified as Adikand Ghiwala, a native of Tikarpara village.
Sources said Ghiwala was finalizing a deal to sell out the hide to interstate smugglers. Meanwhile, the STF team intercepted him red-handed, with reliable input from the informers.
Worth mentioning, that the STF had seized as many as six tusks on Thursday whereas at least 28 hides have been recovered from poachers and interstate wildlife goods peddlers.