17 persons arrested for killing and selling of leopard skin

Seized one swift car, two knives and mobile phones from their possession

The sleuths of SOT, Rachakonda on credible information apprehended six persons with leopard skin in the Ghatkesar P.S limits and in continuation apprehended another (11) persons with assistance of the forest officials and seized one leopard skin,mobile phones,two knives and one Swift VDI Car Reg.No. AP 01Y 5153 from their possession.

Since 3 months the above said persons are contacting the customers at Hyderabad and mediating for selling the leopard skin for about 20 to 25 lakhs.

On 06-07-2017,Rajanarsu, Mujahid, Rajashekar, Mohammed Zaakir, Mohammed Khaja Pasha and Nelli Raju informed to Zainuddin to bring the leopard skin from Sukru, Manik Rao and Limba Rao for taking it to Hyderabad for selling the same for good prize.

While they were proceeding towards Hyderabad in swift car via Ghatkesar ORR Bridge the vehicle checking SOT Rachakonda along with Ghatkesar police stopped the swift car and on searching the vehicle found the leopard skin in the bag and they have taken into custody and seized the following items from their possession 1) One leopard skin 2) Six Mobile phones and 3) One Swift VDI Car Reg.No. AP 01Y 5153.

The accused persons Rajanarsu, Mujahid,Rajashekar, Mohammed Zaakir, Khaja Pasha and Nelli Raju were arrested on 06-07-2017 and produced before the Hon’ble court for judicial remand on the next day i.e. 07-07-2017.

Further, yesterday i.e. on 10-07-2017 the police team SOT Racahkonda along with the assistance of forest officers have apprehended the remaining (11) members Anil,Srinivas,Jyothiram, Jaggarao, Jaithu, Jainuddin, Ravi, Sukru, Sudharshan, Manik Rao and Limba Rao at Islamapur village of Kadem Mandal and brought them to Hyderabad and effected their arrest.

All together 17 persons are arrested in this case and being produced before the Hon’ble court for judicial remand.