Over 70 migratory birds found dead in Chilika

Puri: As many as 70 dead migratory birds stuffed in a bag were seized today in Chilika. The dead birds were seized by the Wildlife division, which conducted raids after a tip-off that around four miscreants were smuggling the dead birds.

However, the miscreants involved in the incident managed to flee from the spot, informed sources.

The Wildlife officials have also seized the vehicles used by the miscreants. However, the locals created ruckus claiming that the seized vehicles belonged to them. They reportedly detained the officials who were later freed after the local police intervened, sources said.