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Odisha Police Seize 15 Leopard Skins In Past One Year
Odisha Police Seize 15 Leopard Skins In Past One Year

The STF is the specialized wing of the Odisha police formed to curb organized crime in the state.

Undercover Operation: Leopard Skin Smuggling Racket Busted In Odisha
Undercover Operation: Leopard Skin Smuggling Racket Busted In Odisha

Rairangpur: Forest department officials on Thursday arrested one person for his alleged involvement in leopard skin smuggling racket in Mayurbhanj district. One leopard skin has been recovered from the possession of the accused who has been identified as Laxman Nayak. “It was an undercover operation which was on for the last six to seven months. […]

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Leopard Skin Smuggling Rears Ugly Head In Odisha

Nuapada: After a brief lull, leopard skin smuggling has once again come back to haunt Odisha. A joint team of Chhattisgarh police and Odisha Forest department arrested a person on charges of leopard skin trade in Indagaon near Nuapada on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border. The accused has been identified as Sanjay Bag, a resident of Nangalbod village […]

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Leopard Skin Smuggling: Crime Branch STF Nabs Mastermind From Nayagarh

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch claimed breakthrough in leopard skin smuggling racket by arresting the mastermind from Ranpur area of Nayagarh district. Two leopard hides and bones (30 pieces) have been recovered from the possession of the accused identified as Laxmidhar Nayak. STF officials informed that Nayak was arrested when he […]

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Leopard Skin Racket: Crime Branch STF nabs 2 more accused

Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today arrested two more personsin connection with the leopard skin racket which was recently busted in Deogarh. The arrested persons have been identified as RashmiRanjan Swain, a warder of Rourkela jail and LikulaSahoo, a constable of IRB Battalion. During interrogation, the STF found that the […]

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Leopard Skin Racket: Crime Branch STF nabs 4 more accused

Bhubaneswar: While continuing its probe into the leopard skin racket which was recently busted in Deogarh, the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today arrested four more persons taking the total number of arrests to seven. The accused have been identified as Kalicharan Das, Bhagirathi Nayak, Pitambar Khatia alias Pandit and Netranand Kisan […]

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Security measures to be increased in Odisha forests for safety of wildlife

Bhubaneswar: The State forest authorities will soon draw out a blueprint for conservation and safety of wildlife through various reformative measures like increasing number of watch towers, protection squads and anti-poaching squads in forests. This comes close on the heels of the National Tiger Conservation Authority’s (NTCA)s rap over rampant smuggling of leopard skin in […]

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NTCA raps Odisha CWW over rampant leopard skin smuggling in State

Keonjhar: Taking serious note of media reports on rampant smuggling of leopard skins in the State, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has slapped a notice to the Chief Wildlife Warden (CWW) of Odisha seeking factual status of steps taken for protection of leopards and action-taken over reports of smuggling. Based on a news article […]

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NTCA concerned over rampant leopard skin smuggling in Odisha

Deogarh: Raising serious concerns over the rampant smuggling of leopard skin in Odisha, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has decided to take stringent action against the illegal trade. Close on the heels of Crime Branch action against leopard skin smuggling rackets in the State, NTCA Chief, Anup Nayak during a telephonic conversation with OTV […]

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Crime Branch busts leopard skin smuggling racket, 3 arrested

Deogarh: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch today busted a racket involved in smuggling of leopard hide in Barkote area of Deogarh district. As many as three persons including two sons of retired officials of Prisons department have been arrested in connection with the racket. CB sleuths have also seized a 7-feet […]

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Leopard skin smuggling rampant in Odisha

Kalahandi: Just days after the Special Task Force of Crime Branch busted a leopard skin smuggling racket from Sambalpur, police have seized another leopard hide from Ambadola-Dhanrabhata road under Lanjigarh block of Kalahandi district early today morning. As per reports, a team of Biswanathpur police intercepted two persons travelling on a bike from Ambadola during […]

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Leopard skin smuggling: Skin samples to be sent for forensic test

Bhubaneswar/Sambalpur: The samples of the leopard skins seized by the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch in Kuchinda town of Sambalpur district on March 15 will be sent for forensic test to Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun. According to sources, after the forensic test, the details regarding the poaching of the […]