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HP resident boxing coach held with 3 leopard skins

IANS  New Delhi , May 05, 2012
First Published: 20:33 IST(5/5/2012) | Last Updated: 20:35 IST(5/5/2012)

A 22-year-old boxing coach from Himachal Pradesh, who along with his associates allegedly killed more than 10 leopards for their skins in the last five years, has been arrested in Delhi. Three skins worth about Rs. 9 lakh were seized from him, police said on Saturday.


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Meetu Singh of Rohru in Himachal was arrested on Friday from GT Karnal Road for possessing the leopard skins. He told police that he and his associates had been involved in trapping leopards for their skin for five years.

"They hunted leopards in the forests of Shivalik range in Himachal. By laying a clamp on the path taken by the animals, they trapped them. Once a leopard was caught, the poachers would beat the wild cat to death," said Ashok Chand, additional commissioner of police (crime). 

Singh disclosed that they had killed more than 10 leopards and sold their skins in Shimla, McLeodganj and Dharamsala in Himachal.

Singh, a graduate, works as a boxing coach at his village school.

"He has also represented his state in junior boxing championships. He is part of the large gang of poachers that specialize in trapping and killing leopards for their skin and fur," said Chand.

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