Two held with leopard skins in MP’s Shahdol district

Two persons have been arrested for allegedly possessing leopard skins at a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol district, an official said on Saturday.
Acting on a tip-off, the state tiger strike force and a forest team intercepted two persons and seized two leopard hides from their possession at Jaitpur village of Shahdol, deputy forest conservator (wildlife) Rajnish Singh said.
The arrested accused have been identified as Mahavir Singh Gaud, a resident of Kotadol of Chhattisgarh’s Korea district and Surya Pratap Singh Gaud from Parsili in Sidhi district, he said.
The forest team has also seized the accused’s motorcycle and further action will be taken against them, the official added.