Five held: Leopard skin, tiger`s skull seized

Five persons have been arrested in three separate cases and leopard skin and a tiger`s skeleton recovered from them, forest officials said today.

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2012, 12:03 PM IST

Erode: Five persons have been arrested in three
separate cases and leopard skin and a tiger`s skeleton
recovered from them, forest officials said today.

Two poachers were arrested yesterday in Karamadai village
near Coimbatore on charges of possessing leopard skin.

Forest officials said the skin had bullet marks on it
indicating that it was shot by poachers.

Another person was arrested at Kavindapady, 25 km from
Erode, for trying to sell a tiger`s skull and skeleton.

Two persons were arrested for attempting to sell a
wild cat similar to a leopard cub. The wild cat, kept in a
cage at Vaipady village, was rescued and taken to the forest
ranger office, officials added.

PTI