HYDERABAD: A vernacular newspaper reporter from Nizamabad was arrested on Thursday for possessing deer skin illegally. The accused brought the skin of a male spotted deer to the city to find a buyer for it.
The arrested, Ch Suresh Kumar alias Surender is a native of Gandhari village in Nizamabad district. Through his friend Laxman, a Registered Medical Practitioner in the same village, Suresh came to know that one Shamsher is a hunter and supplies meat. “Shamsher is a hunter who supplies meat of different birds and animals like rabbits and deer,’’ deputy commissioner of police Ch Ramchander said.
Suresh asked Laxman to get a deer skin from Shamsher to sell it in Hyderabad for a good price. More than 20 days back, Shamsher killed a deer in the forests of Hanumanjipet of Banswada mandal and handed over the skin to Laxman after selling away the meat. Laxman in turn gave the skin to Suresh who came to the city and was trying to sell it for `1 lakh to a prospective customer when he was arrested by Task Force sleuths. Suresh along with the seized skin was hand over to forest department for further action.