Ramban, December 17
District Police Ramban arrested two smugglers and recovered animal skin, probably a leopard’s over from their possession.
According to the police officials’ sleuths of District Special Branch, Ramban developed information regarding the smuggling of wild animal’s skin from Gool area to be smuggled for final destinations to European countries where lion or leopard skin rugs have huge demand.
Accordingly, a special police team from police station Ramban led by Sub Inspector Ankuj Kumar laid a trap and stopped a vehicle for checking.
During checking, police apprehended two smugglers who were in possession of an animal skin, probably a leopard’s over, 8 feet in length, worth 06 lacs approx in the International Market.
The smugglers have been identified as Shahnawaz son of Abdul Latief Shan and Qadir Ahmed son of Gulam Abbas Gani both resident of Gool, who came Ramban town from Gool area to allegedly sell the skin.
The two were arrested before they could strike a deal. A case has been registered under FIR no. 157/2016 u/s 8/49-A/51/ under Wild Life Protection Act consultation with authorities of Wild Life Sanctuary, has been lodged at police station Ramban.
The arrest has been made by the police party under the guidance of Dy.SP Hqrs Ramban, Mohd Rafiq, Addl.SP Ramban Mushtaq Ahmed Choudhary, and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban Randeep Kumar.