Karnataka squad hunts for poacher who kills 6 leopards in 12 hours
One day, in less than 12 hours, notorious poacher Durra (21) shot six adult leopards using his ‘puppy bait’. A special squad of CID forest cell has been sent to Madhya Pradesh to nab Durra, a Katni tribe member staying in Birahuli village in Rithi police limits, for leopard poaching in Haliyal and Dandeli, Karnataka.
The inter-state link in poaching came to light after the CID forest cell took over a wildlife trading case in Haliyal and interrogated the main accused, Prabhakar Keshav Dajakosh. He spilled the beans about links between poachers and traders in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, maharastra and
Durra is also wanted by the
“The missing links in the recent recovery of pelts and poaching of big cats across the country will be established once Durra is arrested. Preliminary investigation showed international links in the wildlife trade,” forest cell IGP K S
It’s the first time that otter skins have been recovered in such a large quantity in the state. Otters are largely found at the Cauvery basin and poached for their pelt to make coats in the Himalayan regions.
An otter poached in Karnataka would soon reach Kashmir and then even
While tiger and leopard pelts are in great demand, the demand for sloth bear skin and its vital organs has gone up tremendously in the past few years.
“Leopard skin is in great demand. They are often smuggled to
Fortunately, Karnataka is the only state where the cases in wildlife crime have more than 50% detection rate.
“One cannot rest on statistics. The big cats from