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STF recovers five deer skins

OdishaRay
Bhubaneswar(10/12/2021): On the basis of reliable information , a team of Special Task Force (STF) with the help of Balipatna Forest Range Officials under Khordha Forest Division conducted raid near Pipili Flyover on 09.12.2021, as a result of which two wildlife criminals namely-Krushna Chandra Swain of Ketaki Patana village under Balanga police limits in Puri district and Sunil Kumar Palei of Netigada village under Gop police limits in Puri district were apprehended.
During search, Five numbers of deer skins, one motorcycle and other incriminating articles were recovered from their possession.
They could not produce any authority in support of possession of deer skins, for which they have been detained and handed over to Khordha Forest Officials along with seized items for necessary legal action at their end.
Investigation is on.
Since 2020, Special drive against the wildlife criminals/ poachers have been launched.
STF has seized as many as 21 numbers of leopard skins, 12 numbers of elephant tasks, 7 numbers of deer skins, 8 numbers of live pangolin and 15 kg pangolin scales with arrest of as many as 50 wildlife criminals.