Deer skin seized and the accused arrested

In an operation conducted by the policemen of the special mobile forest squad in Kushalnagar in Kodagu district, two deer pelts were recovered worth about three lakhs, and the smuggler was arrested.

The accused has been identified as B Kishore Kumar (40), son of Harasinaguppe Siddalingapura in Somwarpet. The policemen conducted the raid, on being tipped off that he was bringing deer pelts to Kushalnagar bus stand for sale. The Maruti car he used to bring the pelts, was also confiscated.

The operation was guided by the superintendent of police, Madikeri forest squad, Narayan Gowda, while police sub-inspector, Navinchandra Jogi, and other personnel participated in the operation.


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