Elephant tusks seized in Odisha’s Deogarh, three held

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | January 27, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, Jan 27: Forest department officials on Saturday arrested three wildlife smugglers and seized two elephant tusks from their possession in a hotel in Odisha’s Deogarh.

The two accused have been identified as Jewel trader Premraj Sahu of Deogarh and Rajesh Kumar of Delhi & Sammerkant Kapardar alias Bapi..  

Acting on a tip-off, forest officials conducted a raid and caught the three accused red handed while the trade was going on  in a hotel in Deogarh.

Further investigation in this regard is underway to ascertain the involvement of more people in the illegal trade. 

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