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Man held with 8 leopard hides, 4 musk deer pods, 38 bear gallbladders in south Kashmir’s Anantnag

He said there was specific information against Ganai, but he gave slip to the officials so far.

Wildlife officials and police arrested a man along with a number of leopard and other forest animal hides and body parts from his residence in Shirpora village in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

Sources told GNS that the man identified as Gul Mohammad Ganai son of Abdul Rehman Ganai of Shirpora was arrested along with animal organs including eight leopard hides, four musk deer pods and 38 bear gallbladders by a team of wild officials and police party, Rouf Zargar Wildlife Warden Anantnag told GNS.

Zargar said that the gallbladders seem to be some eight years old.

He said there was specific information against Ganai, but he gave slip to the officials so far.

“Yesterday we received information and we raided his house and carried out the recoveries, ”  he added.

Regional Wildlife Warden Rashid Naqash said that an FIR is being registered in connection with case after completion of seizures.

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