College student held with leopard skin in Raipur

A college student was arrested in Chhattisgarh for carrying a leopard skin, an official said.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010, 13:54 PM IST

Raipur: A 20-year-old college student was arrested in Chhattisgarh for carrying a leopard skin, a banned item, a forest official said Friday.

The arrest was made on a tip-off by a forest department team who caught the student carrying leopard skin in a bag, in a bus Thursday in state`s Kanker district, about 150 km south from capital Raipur.

"The boy is first-year B.A student in a local college and we had arrested him on specific information," J.N.Tiwari, a local forest official told IANS over phone, adding: "The seized leopard skin is valued at least Rs.200,000 in the international market."

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