Keonjhar: The allegation by animal lovers that Odisha is a happy hunting ground for elephant and leopard poachers has once again received credence as the State Crime Branch officials on Sunday seized a number of elephant tusks and leopard skins from Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts. Three wildlife smugglers were arrested in this connection. According to […]
Kolkata: About 17 kg of elephant tusks, valued at Rs 1.69 crore, was recovered by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on the outskirts of Siliguri in north Bengal on Wednesday. One person was arrested, a DRI official said. The elephant tusks, cut into four pieces, were being clandestinely transported in a vehicle that was […]
Dhenkanal: Forest officials seized two elephant tusks and arrested two persons on charges of smuggling them from Mahabiroda forest range in Dhenkanal district today. The accused were identified as Kartik Nayak and Ranesh Nayak. The officials seized the tusks weighing 2.3 kg and 2. 2 kg.