A tiger skin was seized in Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 1 June 2010, in an operation by the Panhala police. Three people were arrested, all residents of Kolhapur in Maharashtra. The skin was allegedly obtained from a contractor and is said to have bullet marks on it. The adult tiger was apparently killed three years ago. A fourth accused was arrested yesterday.
On the same day, 1 June 2010, a ten year old male tiger was found dead in Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu. It is said to be a natural death.