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Leopard Skin Smuggling: Odisha Crime Branch STF Nabs 3 More Accused

24 March 2019


Bhubaneswar: Three more accused in the smuggling of leopard skin were arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch on Sunday.

The three accused have been identified as Narendra Ping of Laikera in Jharsuguda, Manful Pradhan of Riamal in Deogarh and Akhaya Bhoi of Jamankira in Sambalpur district.

The STF had on March 15 busted a leopard smuggling racket with the arrest of seven persons from a lodge in Kuchinda. The sleuths also recovered four leopard skins from their possession.

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