Three persons have been arrested in connection with selling of body parts of fully grown Royal Bengal Tiger by joint operation, tiger skin and organs, seized from their possession.
Three persons have been arrested on Sunday in connection with selling/trading of body parts of fully grown Royal Bengal Tiger by joint operation team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of India, Guwahati team, Assam and Arunachal State Forest Department and Jonai Police under Dhemaji district, Assam.
As per sources from WCCB, a trap was laid to arrest the wildlife smugglers and they posed themselves as buyers of the tiger parts. After a fixed dealing for the parts with an amount of rupees forty lakhs, the smugglers camped at here Pasighat were brought down to Ruksin gate (Assam-Arunachal boundary) where they were finally arrested by the joint operation team of WCCB, forest department of Assam and Arunachal along with Jonai Police.
The persons involved in the crime have been identified as Taying Joshi (driver) of Nari (Lower Siang), Tajing Jomyong (53) of Kebang (Siang), and Jobang Paro (51) of Kaying in Upper Siang district.
The trio is currently in the custody of the police in Jonai, Assam, where they are being interrogated by police and forest officers.
The team seized the dried skin and organs of a fully grown Royal Bengal tiger from the possession of the trio, along with the Hyundai EON car (AR-09-A-8046) used by the offenders.
The accused have reportedly stated that they had bought the tiger skin and organs from a person in Tuting in Upper Siang district of Arunachal, and had meant to sell them to an interested party.