Raipur: Six accused have been arrested by the forest department while trying to sell skins by hunting leopards and tigers in the Chandni Biharpur area of Chhattisgarh's Surajpur district, while five other accused are said to be absconding. Leopards and tigers were hunted for skin and teeth in the border forests of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. All the six accused were produced at Surajpur headquarters by the forest department on Monday, from where they have been sent to jail.
Let us know that the case of hunting and smuggling of wild animals in Chhattisgarh is constantly in the discussion. The reality of the claims of forest officials who talk about security is missing on the ground. Surajpur DFO Sanjay Yadav has informed that information was received from the informer under forest range Biharpur that tiger skins are being sold in the Chandni Biharpur area by some villagers, including some people from Madhya Pradesh.
On receiving this information, the additional director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Jabalpur (MP), Regional Deputy Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Jabalpur (MP), Forest Divisional Officer, Forest Division Singrauli (MP), Sub Forest Divisional Officer Singrauli (MP), Forest Range Mada (MP), Sub Forest Divisional Officer Odgi, Forest Range Officer Biharpur, Kudargarh and a team of forest personnel took this joint action. Let me tell you that a week ago, two accused were arrested for smuggling tiger skin in the Kanker district.