Raipur: Police in Chhattisgarh Wednesday arrested two people with leopard skins estimated to be worth Rs.800,000 in the international market.
K. Devraj and Kalyansai were arrested by a crime branch squad at a bus stand in Surajpur in the state`s extreme north, some 400 km from capital Raipur, a police officer said.
"We acted on a specific input and arrested the two, believed to be members of an inter-state poaching gang," Surajpur crime branch in-charge C.P. Tiwari told.
"The leopard skin recovered from them is valued at at least Rs.800,000 in the international market," he said.