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Elephant tusk seized in Odisha; 1 held

14/11/2021 at 11:39 AM

Bargarh, Nov 14: On the basis of reliable information, the STF team on Saturday conducted a raid with the help of Padmapur forest range officials, near Kendubhatta in Gaisilat and seized one elephant tusk.

The STF also detained one Ramesh Pradhan of Chhayaliudar village under Larambha police limits in Balangir district.

During the search, an elephant tusk and other incriminating materials were seized from his possession.

“The accused person could not produce any valid authority in support of the possession of such elephant tusk, for which he has been detained and handed over to Baragarh forest officials for necessary legal action at their end. Investigation is on,” informed the STF.

During the last year, a special drive against wildlife criminals has been launched, STF has seized as many as 20 leopard skins, 11 elephant tusk, two deer skin, six live pangolin and 15 kg pangolin scales and arrested 43 wildlife criminals.

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