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Leopard carcass found in Ichgam Budgam

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Srinagar: A leopard carcass was recovered on Monday afternoon in Budgam district, officials said.

A Wildlife Department official said that a leopard carcass was found by locals in Ichgam Budgam.

“A team was sent to the site, which recovered the carcass and lifted it to Dachigam for post-mortem to ascertain the cause of its death,” the official added.

The incident has gained attraction of authorities after a leopard was sighted multiple times in different parts of the central Kashmir district.

Notably, the Indian Penal Code, 1860, Sections 428, 429 says that killing, poaching, maiming, poisoning, or torturing an animal is a cognizable offense and immediately FIR must be lodged in the area police station. The punishment for such an act is rigorous imprisonment which may extend to five years or fine or both. (GNS)


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