Poacher Sansar Chand revealed Tibet, Nepal links: CBI

Belinda Wright, Executive Director
S-25 Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110017, India

Monday February 6 2006 00:00 IST


On Friday, February 3, police in Delhi arrested Tibetan fur smuggler Neema Kampa, accomplice of the notorious poacher Sansar Chand. Chand was arrested in June, 2005, revealing that his illegal trade ring controls an estimated fifty percent of black market fur exports from India. Police even say every animal pelt that goes out of the country passes through the hands of his gang.


His influence spans beyond India; he has sold hundreds of leopard and tiger skins to international dealers, mostly from Nepal, that have passed through Tibet, making his trade network an international criminal activity. He allegedly accomplishes this by smuggling the skins in busses and as garments.


Chand’s Nepalese client and accomplice, Tashi Tshering (asias Chhewang), was arrested in December.


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is in the process of obtaining permission to either question Tshering in Kathmandu or obtain his interrogation report.




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