Anantnag, Jan 30 (GNS): Wildlife officials and police arrested one person and recovered a number of leopard and other forest animal hides and body parts from his possession in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Saturday.
The wild officials along with police party raided a house at Shirpora Anantnag and recovered forest animal parts including eight leopard hides, four musk deer pods and 38 bear gallbladders , Rouf Zargar wildlife Warden Anantnag told GNS. He said that gallbladders seem very old, almost eight years old.
The arrested person has been identified as Gul Mohammad Ganai son of Abdul Rehman Ganai of Shirpora Anantnag. “There were specific information against him and previously he gave slip. Yesterday we received information and we raided his house and carried out the recoveries.”
Police said that the specific information was provided by Wild Life Crime Control Bureau, New Delhi (WLCCB) and the raid was carried by a team of Anantnag Police, CRPF 40 Batallion and Wildlife officials of the Forest Department.
A police spokesman said that a case vide FIR (no. 16/2021) under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Anantnag and all the banned items stands seized. “Further investigations are going on,” he said, adding, “Significantly, a large quantity of contraband wildlife items have been recovered in Jammu, as well, as part of the same operation.” (GNS)
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