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Tiger, leopard skin seized in Amritsar

Animal skin was confiscated by the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to animals (SPCA) in Amritsar on Thursday.

punjab Updated: Jun 30, 2016 19:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The SPCA team conducted a raid at Ranjit Avenue and found the skin of a tiger and a leopard. (HT Photo)

Skins of a tiger and leopard were confiscated by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Amritsar on Thursday.

The SPCA team conducted a raid at Ranjit Avenue after they received input that a man sitting in one of the parks was carrying tiger and leopard skin. Even though the accused fled from the spot, he left the skins behind.

The animal skin in now with the SPCA.

“Nothing can be said about where the skins came from. We will have to investigate to check whether they were smuggled from across the border,” inspector Ashok Joshi said.

These would be submitted to the forest department on Friday.

Last month, the SPCA had arrested a person for having a peacock, Pigeons from Pakistan had also been caught by the authorities.

First Published: Jun 30, 2016 19:03 IST