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In last two months, forest department as well as special task force of Crime Branch of Odisha Police have seized five leopard skins indicating its largescale poaching.(Representative Photo)

Mutilated carcass of leopard in Odisha triggers suspicion of poaching

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 08:01 AM IST
The killing of the leopard came days after the all India Tiger Census 2018 revealed that the number of big cats in Odisha have remained static between 2014 and 2018.
On Tuesday, Buduram Gond, 40, of Raidhar, Odisha, was arrested by a special team from Shuklabhata village in Baghnala police station limits, Superintendent of Police Bhojram Patel said. (HT Photo)
On Tuesday, Buduram Gond, 40, of Raidhar, Odisha, was arrested by a special team from Shuklabhata village in Baghnala police station limits, Superintendent of Police Bhojram Patel said. (HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh police arrest man selling leopard skin, 2nd case in 12 days

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 10:18 PM IST
Police said that in both the cases the accused poachers were from Nowrangpur district of Odisha, and were active in the Maoist-hit part of the Gariaband district of Chhattisgarh.
The source of acquiring the leopard skin by Tshring and the purpose for possessing it has not been revealed by the forest officer.(HT file photo)
The source of acquiring the leopard skin by Tshring and the purpose for possessing it has not been revealed by the forest officer.(HT file photo)

Bhutan army personnel caught with leopard skin in Bengal, sent to jail

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2019 09:18 AM IST
“Dawa Tshring (33) a Bhutan army nayak was caught on Sunday from Hasimara village in Alipurduar district with a full size leopard skin,” according to the ranger of Belacoba forest range
Yeoor forest department officials seized the leopard skin and booked five people in the case.(HT Photo)
Yeoor forest department officials seized the leopard skin and booked five people in the case.(HT Photo)

Skin of adult leopard seized in Yeoor; 5 arrested for poaching

Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 02:08 PM IST
The accused had allegedly bought the skin from a person in Roha, Raigad
The leopard skin and their vehicle were seized, police said adding that the duo, identified as Gajanan Desai (45) and Arjun Tayade (47), were arrested.(PTI/ Representative Image)
The leopard skin and their vehicle were seized, police said adding that the duo, identified as Gajanan Desai (45) and Arjun Tayade (47), were arrested.(PTI/ Representative Image)

Leopard skin worth Rs 10 lakh seized on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, two arrested

Thane | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2018 02:37 PM IST
Two persons were arrested after a leopard skin worth around Rs 10 lakh was seized from them on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, police said.
It was the fifth leopard attack in the area since May.(Picture for representation)
It was the fifth leopard attack in the area since May.(Picture for representation)

Woman attacked by leopard in Uttarakhand’s Almora, second in week

Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2018 12:47 AM IST
Saraswati Devi of Nainoli village had gone in a nearby forest to fetch fodder for cattle when she was attacked by the leopard. The big cat, however, sneaked into the forest soon after another women, who accompanied Devi, raised alarm.
In India leopard trade can procure between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh while, it can fetch triple that amount in the international market.”(A Representative Image)
In India leopard trade can procure between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh while, it can fetch triple that amount in the international market.”(A Representative Image)

Poachers now use poison, not guns, to kill leopards for hide

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2018 05:33 PM IST
Leopard skin which does not have any marks (bullet holes or wounds) fetches the highest price in the international markets which is why poachers have now begun to use poison to kill leopards.
The skin are of four adult leopards and one of a cub.(HT Photo)
The skin are of four adult leopards and one of a cub.(HT Photo)

Five leopard skin seized in Champawat, 2 held

Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2018 10:05 PM IST
The Champawat police have arrested two wildlife smugglers from Banbasa and recovered five leopard skin from their possession, the police said on Monday
Thane crime branch’s unit 5 arrested the duo and seized the leopard skin after receiving a tip-off.(Praful Gangurde)
Thane crime branch’s unit 5 arrested the duo and seized the leopard skin after receiving a tip-off.(Praful Gangurde)

Two Pune residents caught in Thane for trying to sell leopard skin for 8 lakh

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki, Thane
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 04:48 PM IST
It was allegedly gifted to the father of one of the accused; they decided to sell it after he passed away recently.
A seized leopard skin (Photo for representation).(HT File)
A seized leopard skin (Photo for representation).(HT File)

Wildlife warden demands SIT probe into Rajaji leopard poaching incident

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Nihi Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:57 PM IST
A forest team had seized leopard skin and other body parts hidden in pits in the core area of the tiger reserve
Given that the arrested man was in possession of a firearm, authorities suspect that he may have been more seriously involved in poaching.(HT FILE)
Given that the arrested man was in possession of a firearm, authorities suspect that he may have been more seriously involved in poaching.(HT FILE)

Man kills leopard as ‘revenge’ for eating livestock, arrested in Thane

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2018 01:01 AM IST
Accused tells police that over the past year, the wild cat had eaten 30 goats and one cow from his cattle shelter
Officials display the leopard skin that was seized.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)
Officials display the leopard skin that was seized.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/HT PHOTO)

2 UP labourers arrested in Thane for possession of leopard skin

Hindustan Times | By Arvind Walmiki
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 12:20 AM IST
Police say the accused hunted the leopard in Satara and had brought the skin to Thane to sell it
The poaching incident was reporterd in the core area of Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
The poaching incident was reporterd in the core area of Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)

Poaching in Rajaji: Informer held, official who led team under scanner

Hindustan Times | By Nihi Sharma
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 10:09 PM IST
The alleged leopard poaching case in the core area of Rajaji Tiger Reseve has taken a curious turn with the forest officials arresting a person, who has remained an informer for both the forest department and the police
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