Green Defenders

Forest Squad Seizes Tiger Claws, Teeth

Caught in Managlore

The policemen of the special forest squad of the city arrested a smuggler, and confiscated 13 tiger claws, three teeth, and whiskers of a tiger from his possession, on Wednesday August 17. The squad conducted the raid near the KSRTC bus stand here based on advance information.

The mobile squad had been tipped off in advance about the arrival of a person named Chamaraja (55) near the bus stand, for trying to sell of the tiger claws and teeth. He is a native of Madappady in Sullia. The police team was led by sub-inspector of the forest mobile squad, Manjunath K R.

Tiger happens to be one of the most endangered animals in the world, and has been extended protection under Wildlife Act. Still, poaching of tigers has been going on in various places including tiger reserves. A case under the said act was registered in Urwa police station. The policemen have taken up further investigation.

The local mobile squad operated under the guidance of Bangalore-based forest mobile squad inspector general of police, Narayana Gowda, and superintendent of police of Madikeri forest unit, A R Anvekar.

Pic: Manju Neereshwallya
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

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