October 26, 2019 02:31 PM NPT
MUSIKOT, Oct 26: Two people were arrested with a leopard hide in Rukum West. Those arrested with the skin of protected animal are Chhaya BK aka Arjun, 21, from Puthauttarganga rural municipality-14, Rukum East and Ganesh Nepali, 19, from Ghorahi sub-metropolis-12.
A special squad from the District Police Office apprehended them from Bairidaha of Musikot municipality-7, Police Superintendent of Police Sumit Khadka informed about this in a press meet today.
The team stopped the two on their way for checking as their activities seemed suspicious, and confiscated the leopard skin put inside a white-colored plastic bag in their procession. They are presently in police custody for further investigation into the matter and will be handed to the District Forest Office, Rukum, later.