42 Rare Turtles Recovered In Hooghly

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Hooghly: 42 rare turtles were seized from a railway station in West Bengal’s Hooghly and one person arrested, police said on Sunday.

The accused has been taken into police custody while the turtles have been handed over to the local Forest Department officials in Hooghly.

GRP personnel conducted a raid at a number of railway stations and local trains, The GRP Personnel found one man having two bags full of turtles in the Howrah-Sheoraphuli line on Saturday. And GRP arrested him.

“The smuggler has been arrested from the Chandannagar railway station in Hooghly district and 42 live turtles were seized from his luggage. The turtles are said to be of a rare species,” said a senior officer of Sheoraphuli GRP Station.