Nagpur: Hinting poaching of tiger in nearby reserves, Jaripatka police on Wednesday nabbed a man who was trying to sell a nail of the big cat. The accused has been handed over to officials of Forest Department for further course of action.
According to police, the Senior Police Inspector of Jaripatka Police Station Parag B Pote and his team was on patrol duty on Wednesday. The police team received secret information that a person is arriving at Park Paradise Rstaurant, opposite Dayanand Park, for selling nail of a tiger.
Acting swiftly on the tip-off, the PI Pote and his team reached the spot and kept a watch. Soon the person arrived at the spot and was immediately detained by the police team. The accused revealed his name as Mangesh alias Monu Dilip Bodole (27), resident of Nagarjun Colony, Jaripatka.
Upon frisking, the cops found Mangesh in possession of blood-stained nail of a tiger. Mangesh was brought to the police station and the tiger nail was seized. Later, the Forest Department was informed about the seizure of the tiger nail. Subsequently, RFO Gangavane arrived at the police station and took custody of accused Mangesh Bodole for further investigation.
The task was achieved by a team of Jaripatka police led by Senior PI Parag Pote, constable Sanjay Raisane, NPC Arvind Kalbande, police sepoys Sandeep Wankhede and Ashish Satpute under the guidance of Zone 5 DCP Harsh Poddar.