The accused has been identified as Jayanta Bibar of Bandipanka village under Chandrapur police limits in the Rayagada district.
According to information, one leopard skin and other incriminating materials were recovered from the accused’s possession. The accused could not produce any authority in support of the possession of such leopard skin, for which he was nabbed and handed over to Gunupur forest officials.
Further investigation is going on, informed officials.
Noteworthy, since 2020, STF has seized as many as 29 leopard skins, 24 elephant tasks, seven deer skins, 14 live pangolins, 30.4 kg of pangolin scales, two leopard teeth, 29 leopard claws, and 46 live wild parrots with the arrest of 70 wildlife criminals.