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Friday, June 28, 2013

Tiger's body parts found from sarpanch's house

Hitesh Chavda, TNN | Jun 28, 2013, 04.28 AM IST NADIAD: The state forest department officials recovered body parts of tiger from former sarpanch of Kadi village in Mahuda taluka on Thursday. The officials impersonated as potential customers to catch the sarpanch after forest conversator PK Raval got a tip-off about three weeks back. Raval first contacted the sarpanch Jashu Patel on June 12 as a customer and agreed to buy tiger's skin and other body parts for Rs. 3.5 lakh. Patel was caught in possession of tiger's skin, head, nails and teeth. The operation was carried with the help of local police. A case has been registered against Patel under the Wildlife Act.

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