Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch seized a leopard skin during a raid with the help of Bhawanipatna Forest Officials in Kalahandi district on Thursday.
On the basis of reliable information regarding dealing/ possession of wildlife products by wildlife criminals, a team of STF conducted a raid with the help of Bhawanipatna Forest Officials near Satpur Chhak i.e. in between Bhawanipatna –Rayagada SH under Bhawanipatna Wildlife North Range.
As a result, one wildlife criminal namely Kailash Majhi of Gunupur under Narla police limits of the district was apprehended. During the search, one Leopard Skin and other incriminating materials were recovered from his possession.
The accused person could not produce any authority in support of the possession of such Leopard Skin, for which he was detained and handed over to Bhawanipatna Forest Officials under Bhawanipatna North Forest Division for necessary legal action at their end.