Nuapada: Forest officials seized severed head and hide of a leopard and about 10 kilograms of meat of a wild boar from Tipajhar village under Sunabeda sanctuary limits in Nuapada district.
Acting on information, a joint team of forest officials from Nuapada and Khariar Road conducted a raid late last night. They arrested one woman and two men for being in possession of the seized hide and meat. The team also seized several sharp weapons and other materials used for poaching.
A case has been filed against the poachers under Sections-9, 27, 29 and 35 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.