Man arrested with deer skin worth Rs 15 lakh

Kishanganj: A person has been arrested with deer's skin, worth Rs 15 lakh, by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel from Dighal bank checkpost on Indo-Nepal border of Bihar's Kishanganj district, an official said today.

The person has been identified as Jagdish Bharti, a resident of Akaha Vishunpur village of Samastipur district, SSB Assistant Commandant Rajiv Pilot said.

Bharti was arrested and handed over to forest department officials late last evening after a deer's skin worth Rs 15 lakh was found from his possession during search by the SSB jawans, Pilot said.

The person, who looked like a seer (Sadhu), had brought the deer's skin from Nepal but he claimed that someone gifted it to him which he used to sit on during prayers, the officer said.

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