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Three held with red panda skin, bear biles in Nepalgunj

2021 Jul 11, 15:54, Kathmandu
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Police arrested three persons with a red panda skin and four bear biles from Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City-1in Banke district on Saturday evening.

The arrested have been identified as Bhakta Bahadur Pun (41) of Ghorahi Sub-Metropolitan City-4 in Dang; Rabin Budha (29) of Shantinagar Rural Municipality-1 in Dang; and Keshav Pun (41) of Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan-1.

They were allegedly smuggling and dealing with the body parts of protected wildlife from Rapti Guest House in Pushpalal Chowk. Acting on a tip-off, joint security personnel deployed from Dang-based Lumbini Provincial Investigation Office and Banke-based District Police Office nabbed them while raiding the guest house. They had been hiding the skin and biles in a bag.

They have been tried under National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act (2029) and further investigation into the case is being carried out, informed the police.


Police in Banke district Lumbini Provincial Investigation Team Officers Joint Security Personnel Red panda skin Bear Bile arrested Rapti Guest House National Park and Conservation Act Raid Hiding Further Investigation
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