Leopard skin racket busted in Odisha, 7 arrested

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Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) The Odisha Crime Branch on Friday busted a racket in leopard skin smuggling and arrested seven persons in Sambalpur district.

The Special Task Force of the Crime Branch seized four leopard skins in Kuchinda area of Sambalpur, said a Crime Branch official.

Acting on a tip-off, the officials of the STF conducted a raid and busted the racket.

The official said they were interrogating the arrested persons to get further information on the involvement of other persons and inter-state trade.



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