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Tiger skin seized, 1 arrested

IN A major achievement for the crime branch, two tiger skins worth crores in the international market were seized and a skin smuggler-cum-poacher was arrested in the raid conducted in Mhow today.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 15:47 IST

IN A major achievement for the crime branch, two tiger skins worth crores in the international market were seized and a skin smuggler-cum-poacher was arrested in the raid conducted in Mhow today.

As the State was rich in flora and fauna and had the maximum number of big cats, the branch had put the matter on top priority. Recently some specific information was received from police sources about a smuggler-cum-poacher operating from Mhow.

Following the lead they planned a raid under the direction of SP and raided the house of Ayodhyapuri Kataria that was pinpointed by the sleuths. An automatic pistol of UK make along with an empty magazine was also recovered from him.

First Published: Feb 06, 2006 15:47 IST