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Laughter: The skin of a clouded leopard was recovered in a joint operation by the forest department and the police on Sunday evening. The Jaigaon police arrested a trafficker in the incident. Arrested smuggler Joy Vijay Roy (30) of Habra police station in North Twenty-four Parganas Kashipur resident Apart from the clouded leopard skin, 4 black bear galls of different sizes and caterpillar fungus weighing 530 grams were recovered from the hunter. Jaigaon Police has taken the accused into custody.

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On Sunday evening, after receiving a tip-off from a secret source, Jaigaon Police and Buxa Tiger Project workers and officials raided a hotel in No. 10 area of ​​Hasimara on Asian Highway No. 48. The news was that a man was planning to smuggle wildlife parts. There is also a police checkpoint in the area. An operation was launched under the leadership of OC Prabir Dutt of Jaigaon police station to nab the trafficker. Jai Vijay Roy was standing next to a hotel in Hasimara. Perhaps from there he planned to hand over the body parts of wild animals to another trafficker. The police and forest department personnel went to the spot and caught the youth. A rare clouded leopard skin, 4 black bear galls and caterpillar fungus weighing 530 grams were recovered from his custody. The police and forest department officials have started an investigation about where and how the caught smugglers got the skins and body parts of the wild animals. The accused will be produced in Alipurduar sub-divisional court on Monday.

According to the police, the smuggler had planned to smuggle the skin and body parts to China through Bhutan. It is noted that a lot of wild animals and parts of wild animals were smuggled into Bhutan by making corridors at Hasimara and Jaigaon. However, due to the closure of the Bhutan Gate after Corona, the violence of the smugglers was reduced for a long time. On this day, the forest department had to worry again as the skin of wild animals was recovered. Jaigaon Additional Superintendent of Police Kuntal Banerjee said that the investigation into the incident has started.

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