A Tokay Gecko rescued by Samuguri Police in Nagaon District on Saturday.Based on an input, police apprehended two people identified as Karnelia Tuti and Jiaur Hoque from a dhaba.
Police also seized one motorcycle from their possession.
Tokay geckos are culturally significant in many East Asian countries. Regional folklore has attributed supernatural powers to the gecko. In Southeast Asia it is a symbol of good luck and fertility. It is believed to be descended from dragons.
This species is poached for the medicinal trades in parts of Asia. The Tokay gecko is an ingredient in Traditional Chinese medicine known as Ge Jie