The Hassan police arrested three persons and seized a leopard hide near Kenchattahalli in the district on Sunday. The arrested are Venkatesh (24) of Janivara village in Hassan taluk, Mahendra (22) of Dasura village and Devaraj (26) of Hassan town.

The police arrested them following a tip-off. The trio reportedly told the police that they found the leopard hide in an old temple a month ago.

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