Assam: Five Consignments Of Exotic Reptiles Seized From Jorabat
Five consignments of exotic reptiles were seized by the Jorabat police team that was travelling from Imphal
GUWAHATI : Five consignments of exotic wildlife species from Imphal were seized by the Jorabat police on Tuesday, 6th of December, 2022. As per reports, the consignments were being taken to Gujarat via Meghalaya. The shipment comprised of several boxes, inside which there were exotic species of reptiles.
As soon as the Jorabat police team got hold of thr consignment, they informed about it to the Forest Department personnel team. The team was led by Pranjal Baruah. After arriving at the spot, the documents of consignment was checked by the team. It came to light after an investigation that, the rare exotic species were being taken to Gujarat with the permission of Central Zoo Authority of India.
Pranjal Baruah stated that, the consignment of these rate exotic species was sources by an NGO. The Central Zoo Authority of India passed the order and currently, the court order is under verification.
Earlier on this year, an unclaimed consignment of 235 rare species of turtles were seized from Kamakhya Railway Station. The shipment was recovered by the RPF officials.
The turtles mostly included Indian flapshell turtle that were secretly carried in 10 bags. The bags were recovered from train 19305 by the RPF personnel on arrival. The turtles were later on handed over to the Guwahati range by the team. Apart from this, a case was registered against the matter and after which the recovered species were taken to the Assam State Zoo for treatment and rehabilitation.
Assam has quite a history of illegal consignment of exotic wildlife including, kangaroo Macaw parrots, tortoise, snakes and monkeys. Several people got detained in connection with this consignments. In the month of September this year, a huge number of siezure of wild animals was reported in Rangiya NH-31. According to the reports, the transporters were paid an amount of Rs 50 lakh to transfer the shipment till Siliguri.
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