Tortoise Fat Worth Lakhs Rescued

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Balurghat: Tortoise fats worth Rs Lakhs were rescued from BOP area in Balurghat on Wednesday, BSF officials said. The fats used to make medicines, was smuggled to China through Bangladesh. The BSF has handed over the tortoise fats to the forest department.

Commander Jyotinder Singh Minji said, smugglers were carrying full bags of tortoise fats and was passing through Balurghat’s Kumargram’s BOP area. The smugglers left the bags and ran when the Jawans chased them. Investigations are being carried out about who are connected in the smuggling case and from where the tortoise fats have been brought.

Police launched an investigation to nab the main culprit.