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Two held for possessing tiger skin in Thane

PTI
Published Dec 15, 2016, 11:05 am IST
Updated Dec 15, 2016, 11:05 am IST
The value of the skin retrieved is Rs 10 lakh.
Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Thane: Two persons were arrested for allegedly possessing tiger skin, worth Rs 10 lakh, from Kalyan division in the district, police said on Thursday.

"Kiran Savale (30) and Ramzan Siddiqui (19) were apprehended from the limits of Bazarpeth police station of Kalyan division yesterday," a senior Thane police official said.

 

"Tiger skin worth Rs 10 lakh was seized from their possession," he said.

A case under relevant sections of IPC and the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 has been registered in this regard, the officer said, adding a probe was underway.

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