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Venison seized at Maibang

The police personnel arrested one Leader Langthasa for allegedly selling venison at Maibang market in Dima Hasao district. Police have recovered 12 kilograms of venison from Langthasa on Sunday. The accused was natives of Maibang and have settled in Semkhor village. During interrogation, the accused confessed to having shot dead the deer with the gun in the forests near his village and were selling its meat at a price of Rs 300 to Rs 400 per kilogram. Later on it is learnt that the police were paid and released the accused person without any harm. According to the Section 9 of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 - the hunting and the intent to hunt of wild animals is prohibited.

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