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Guwahati: Huge quantity of animal parts of wild species recovered

The accused were produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Kamrup Metro on January 25 and remanded to judicial custody.

GUWAHATI:

A huge quantity of animal parts, belonging to rare and wild species, were recovered from a shop near Kamakhya under Khanamukh Beat of Guwahati Forest Range on January 24 night.

In connection to the crime, two traders Santosh Kumar Gupta (44) and Sangit Gupta (35) of Darbhanga, Bihar have been arrested under the Wildlife Protection act 1972.

“The recovery includes tiger claws, skull bone of jackals, spikes of porcupine, genitals of monitor lizard, deer musk, deer antler, sea cowries, sea conchs, sea fans, corals, jackals teeth, etc.,” said Pranjan Baruah, Range Officer, Guwahati Forest Range.

“The joint operation was conducted by Guwahati Forest Range under Kamrup East Forest Division along with Kamakhya Police Outpost in two shops based on a specific input regarding illegal wildlife trade of schedule species,” Baruah said.

Beat Officer of Khanamukh Beat, Jintu Talukder along with In-charge of Kamakhya Police Outpost, SI Abhilekh Talukder, conducted the operation under the supervision of Divisional Forest Officer, Rohini Ballave Saikia and Range Officer Pranjal Baruah.

A case bearing number G/61 of 2023 under the WLP Act 1972 has been registered against the two traders in this connection.

The accused were produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Kamrup Metro on January 25 and remanded to judicial custody.

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