Puttur, Feb 19, 2014 : A team of officials from the Puttur Forest Vigilance Squad has arrested a man from Alape, Padil in Mangalore on the charges of illegally transporting deer skin.The operation followed a tip off.
The squad has also seized the deer skin. It is learnt the accused identified as Shivaprasad Shetty was transporting the same fro, Bangalore to Uppinangady when he was caught. It is learnt he had purchased it at Munishwaranagar in Bangalore.
The operation was led by Umesh Uppalike, Sub-Inspector of Puttur Forest Vigilance Squad. The accused has been handed over to Uppinangady police for further investigation.