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Turtle trade racket busted in Jajpur, one arrested

29/11/2021 at 5:47 PM

Jajpur, Nov 29: Police have busted a turtle-trade racket in Bari area of Jajpur district and arrested one person in this connection on Monday.

The arrestee has been identified as Ajay Nayak of Kolkata.

Acting on a tip-off, Bari police conducted a raid at a house of one named Sukadev Mandal in Solar panchayat under Bari police limits and recovered freshwater turtles weighing over 50 kilograms.

Police have arrested Nayak in this connection while another managed to escape.

Subsequently, forest officials have recovered all the turtles from police.

Further investigation is on to unearth other details, said a police official.

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