DHADING, Nov 24: Police have arrested six persons from Chalise area of Gajuri rural municipality-2 on charge of smuggling tiger skins.
At a press conference here on Sunday, the District Police Office Dhading made public those arrested.
The six persons were found concealing tiger skins inside a bag when the police apprehended them along with their motorbikes, Superintendent of Police Rajkumar Baidabar said.
According to the police, those arrested are namely Bhairam Praja, 37, Rajendra Tamang, 34, Gyan Bahadur BK, 21, Ashish Tamang, 25, Santa Tamang, 57 and 21-year-old Rajkumar Tamang. All the arrestees hail from Dhading district.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of District Police Office Dhading and Area Police Office Dhading arrested them from Chalise area near Prithvi Highway.
Police have also seized hides of tiger, mobile phone sets and motor bikes.