Tiger skin worth Rs 5 lakh seized in Pune, 2 held

The accused were caught after the police received a tip-off. The officials of Unit 1 crime branch set a trap to find the two men matching the description they had received
The accused, identified as Rameshwar Harishchandra Deshmukh, 35, and Vijay Ganpat Jagtap, 38, are residents of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra(HT/PHOTO)
The accused, identified as Rameshwar Harishchandra Deshmukh, 35, and Vijay Ganpat Jagtap, 38, are residents of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 04:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

The Pune police on Saturday arrested two for being in possession of tiger skin worth 5 lakh.

The accused, identified as Rameshwar Harishchandra Deshmukh, 35, and Vijay Ganpat Jagtap, 38, are residents of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. The two were caught after the police received a tip-off. The officials of Unit 1 crime branch set a trap to find the two men matching the description they had received. They were on a motorbike worth Rs 40,000, according to Arun Vaykar, senior police inspector of Unit 1 of crime branch. The motorbike as well as the tiger skin has been seized.

The duo were produced before a local court on Sunday and remanded to police custody. A case under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been registered at Samarth police station against the two. 

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