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Pangolin rescued in Kandhamal, two arrested

18/11/2021 at 3:54 PM

Phulbani, Nov 18: A joint team of Baliguda Forest Division and Special Task Force (STF) have recovered a live pangolin near Jakikia village under Baliguda police limits in Kandhamal district.

Two smugglers have been arrested in this connection. They have been identified as Sibananda Mallick and Rastra Bhoi.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint team conducted a raid at Jakikia village when the smugglers were making a deal to sell the animal in the market. Both the accused were caught red handed.

Besides Pangolin, other incriminating materials were seized from the possession of the smugglers.

Meanwhile, the pangolin was handed over to District Forest Officer (DFO) Baliguda for safe custody.

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