West Bengal: Forest officials of the Belakoba range under the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal arrested four persons for smuggling skin and bones of Royal Bengal Tigers.
 
They seized 11 feet length tiger skin and 88 pieces of tiger bones from New Alipurduar district.
 
Earlier, four poachers were arrested by the crime branch of Mumbai for killing a five-year-old leopard inside the jungle of Raigad and later selling its skin and seven tiger claws worth Rs 7.73 lakh from the Dombivli railway station area.
 
According to government reports, in 2016 till March 9, four tigers were poached.