STF busts leopard skin smuggling racket in Deogarh, arrests 3


Cuttack: The Special Task Force (STF) of the State Crime Branch busted a leopard skin smuggling racket in Deogarh district on Thursday evening. Three persons, including son of Prison Department official were arrested in this connection.

Acting on a tipoff, the STF personnel raided Barkote area in Deogarh districts and nabbed three persons – Sachikanta Nayak of Sundergarh and Ramanisen Behera and Jaynjaydutta Behera of Deogarh – while they were trying to sell leopard skin at Rs 8 lakh.

Seven-feet long leopard skin was seized from their possession, informed Crime Branch STF SP Rahul PR.

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