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Four students held with tiger pelt in Ghaziabad

Acting on a tip-off, Indirapuram police reached Vaishali colony and nabbed the students -- Aashish, Neel, Shubham and Abhishek -- all hailing from Noida.

noida Updated: Oct 14, 2015 17:13 IST
While checking their bags, police recovered a tiger pelt from their possession and after interrogation, all of them confessed they were going to sell it
While checking their bags, police recovered a tiger pelt from their possession and after interrogation, all of them confessed they were going to sell it(HT file photo)

Police arrested four people from Vaishali colony on Wednesday and recovered a tiger pelt from them.

Acting on a tip-off, Indirapuram police reached Vaishali colony and nabbed the students -- Aashish, Neel, Shubham and Abhishek -- all hailing from Noida, said deputy superintendent, Indirapuram, Atul Yadav.

While checking their bags, police recovered a tiger pelt from their possession and after interrogation, all of them confessed they were going to sell it, Yadav said.

The forest department has assessed the value of the skin around Rs 6 lakh, he added.

The four youths have been booked under the provisions of Wildlife Protection Act (1972), the officer said.