The forest Department arrested 4 people from Nashik for smuggling leopard skin.
Forest department of west Nashik apprehended skin smugglers from Aboli village of Igatpuri. Four accused have been arrested and we are interrogating and trying to investigate whether there are international links said the officer
Earlier on August 31, a similar case took place, when the forest officials in Assam recovered body parts of wild animals including two leopard skins in the Nagaon district.
Based on the information of the forest department, the Nagaon Forest Division officials launched an operation in Doboka, Namati and Kampur areas and recovered two leopard skins and some pangolin skins.
Forest officials recovered body parts of leopards and other animals in Assam’s Nagaon. The forest officials also apprehended four persons in the case.