KOLHAPUR: Gandhi Chowk police in Miraj have arrested a 32-year-old man from MSRTC bus stand where the accused had arrived with a leopard skin for the purpose of selling.
The accused has been identified as Sameer Jaywant Narkar, a resident of Mith Bandar Road in Thane. A case has been registered against him and the leopard skin has been seized.
Raviraj Phadnis, assistant police inspector with Gandhi chowk police station, said, “We had received information that a person is coming to sell the skin of wild animals near Miraj MSRTC bus stand. Accordingly, we jointly laid a trap with forest department officials around the bus stand.”
He added, “On Friday evening, Narkar was waiting with a plastic bag in his hand. We caught him and found the leopard skin in the bag. He confirmed to us that he had brought the skin for selling.”