National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has confirmed that the tiger skin that had been claimed as brought about from Odisha is actually of the Udanti Sitanadi tiger reserve.
The Raipur based wildlife activist Nitin Singhvi had earlier written to the NTCA demanding probe into the incident of tiger skin that had been recovered.
It is said that the forest department had earlier claimed it have been brought from Odisha.
The NTCA also revealed that the tiger skin recovered matches with that of one in National Tiger Database.
The tiger may have been from Chandola beat within Kulhadighat range and the snap of the tiger had been taken back on Feb 25 of last year.
It is said that the Singhvi’s complaint led to probe being transferred to NTCA Assistant Inspector General of Forest Nagpur Region.
The probe was carried out between Feb 25-28 of this year.>