Odisha: Police seize contraband wildlife products in Bargarh, arrest three

The Wildlife Crime Cell of Odisha Police Crime Branch today seized contraband wildlife products in Bargarh town and arrested three persons. Wildlife Crime Cell of Odisha Crime Branch makes seizure of contraband wildlife products in Bargarh town area," Special DG of Police, Crime, Bijay Kumar Sharma.

Representative image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The seized products are covered in Schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, Sharma said adding that a case has been registered and three accused persons arrested.

Two of the arrested accused persons are from Chhattisgarh, while the third person is a local who came to Bargarh reportedly for selling the wildlife products, the Special DGP added.
Investigation is  in progress to ascertain the links of the arrested persons with wildlife smuggling and obtain information about others involved in the network, said a police official.


Updated Date: Jul 10, 2017 14:45 PM

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