Boudh, Jan 20: On the basis of reliable information, a team of STF on Saturday conducted raid near Ranipathar village, Charichhak under Puruna Katak PS Jurisdiction in Boudh district regarding dealing/possession of wildlife products by wildlife criminal.
As a result of which one wildlife criminal identified as Goutam Behera (55) Nuasahi, Surudukumpa, PS. Phulabani Sadar in Knadhamal district was apprehended.
During search one Leopard Skin and other incriminating materials were recovered from his possession. The accused person could not produce any authority in support of possession of such Leopard Skin, for which he has been arrested and will be forwarded to the Court of JMFC,
The skin will be send to Director WII, Derhadun for biological examination. Investigation is going on.