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3 held for wild animal meat, skin smuggling

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Talaiya police have nabbed three persons and seized more than 150 kg of skinned meat of wild animals, skins of spotted dear, black buck and blue bulls and a pistol  from their possession at Bharat Talkies area late in the night on Sunday. The two persons managed to escape the spot and search has been started to nab the absconders.

The police got alert and swung into action after receiving information of persons at Kewade Ka Bagh situated near Bharat talkies.

Police received information at around 1am in the night regarding car carrying skinned meat and skins of wild animals. Based on the information regarding car bearing registration number MP04CA4726 was tracked and seized the vehicle. In the initial investigation details pistol, skinned meat and skins of animals have been recovered and details of which would be provided by the police later in the investigation.

The nabbed were identified as Amir and Shahwar of Koh-e-Fiza and Amir of Jehangirabad and confessed in the investigation that they poached the animals in Gulabganj forest of Vidisha.

The police would investigate disposal of huge amount of meat of wild animal as after the meat would be disposed the skin would fetch a good amount.

During the investigation nabbed accused would be quizzed regarding the main accused as it has been found that the nabbed are part of nexus which is operated by a mastermind whose identity is yet to be identified and revealed.

After the preliminary investigation a case under section 9, 41 and 51 of the Wild Life Protection Act 1972 was registered against the three nabbed accused.




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