4 More Arrested In Leopard Skin Smuggling Racket In Deogarh

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Bhubaneswar: The Special Task Force (STF) on Friday arrested four more persons involved in the leopard skin smuggling racket busted in Barkote area of Deogarh district on June 21.

Kalicharan Das (56), Bhagirathi Naik (40), Pitambar Khatei (40) of Keonjhar and Netrananda Kissan (22) of Sundergarh will be forwarded to court on Saturday.

The STF had earlier arrested three persons in connection with this racket. Sources said Bhagirathi Naik and Pitambara had given the leopard skin to Kalicharan. Others arrested in the case are middlemen in the racket. Further investigations are on.

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