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Two poachers arrested near Corbett sanctuary with leopard skin

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Udham Singh Nagar (Uttarakhand), May 16 (ANI): The police arrested two persons near Corbett sanctuary in Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar District for possessing leopard skin.Police said the duo was coming from Champawat district and going to Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district to sell it off."When we were checking some suspected vehicles at the intersection, our informers told us that two people were standing with leopard skin and are waiting for a bus to Moradabad," said Arvind Choudhary, a police officer."We arrested both of them at the Ambedkar Park. We have seized skin of two leopards from them," he added."One skin is around three months old and it has been peeled off very nicely and has been well preserved. So, it seems that this has been done by a skilled worker," added Prakash Arya, Sub-Divisional Officer, Ramnagar forest.Besides Corbett National Park, leopards are found in Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve. (ANI)

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