Dhenkanal: The forest officials in Odisha’s Dhenkanal arrested three persons for possessing two leopard hides, heads and other articles.
Forest officials of Kapilash Range seized 2 leopard hides, skulls of leopard and wild boar, sloth bear nails, tortoise carapace, spotted deer hide and other articles.
The three accused have been identified as Ananta Murmu and Laxman Murmu of Kalaspur village under Kankadahada Police Station (PS) limits, and Narendra Digi from Jamunalia village under Gondia PS limits in the district.
Earlier, five persons were arrested inside Kapilash sanctuary with 4 guns and several animal traps.
Pangoline scales and deer antelers were recovered form their house search.