46 Parakeets, 29 Leopard Claws And Other Smuggled Items Seized In Odisha, Poacher Arrested
Jasipur: On the basis of reliable information, a team of Special Task Force (STF) conducted raid along with Karanjia Forest Official staff today in the morning at canal embankment.
The raid has been conducted near Padagada village under Jasipur Police Station Jurisdiction, Mayurbhanj.
As a result of which one wildlife criminal identified as Nanda Bag was apprehended.
During search the following items were seized:
(i). 3.5kg of pangolin scales,
(ii). 2 Nos. of leopard teeth,
(iii). 29 Nos. of leopard claws,
(iv). 46 Nos. of parakeets were recovered from his possession.
The accused person could not produce any authority in support of possession of such trophies,
hence those were seized.
The apprehended person and the seized trophies were handed over to D.F.O., Karanjia for necessary legal action at their end.
Enquiry is underway.
Since 2020 special drive against the wildlife criminals/poachers have been launched.
STF has seized as many as 25 leopard skins, 13 elephant tusks, 7 deer skins, 11 live pangolin, 19.5 kg of pangolin scales, 2 leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws, 46 live wild parrot with arrest of 58 wildlife criminals.