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Live pangolin rescued by STF in Odisha, one arrested

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Live pangolin rescued by STF in Odisha, one arrested

Khordha: The Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha police has arrested a wildlife felony for smuggling one dwell pangolin in Khordha district, police mentioned.

On the idea of dependable data, a workforce of STF performed raid with the assistance of Tangi Forest Officials in the present day morning close to Brahmandi Chhak beside NH-16 below Tangi Police limits in Khordha district relating to dealing/possession of wildlife merchandise by wildlife criminals. During the raid one wildlife felony specifically Jayakrushna Tarai of Ghumusharpadar below Balugaon Police limits in Khordha district was apprehended.

During search one Live Pangolin and different incriminating supplies have been recovered from his possession. The accused individual couldn’t produce any authority in assist of possession of such dwell Pangolin, for which he has been arrested and shall be forwarded to the courtroom of JMFC, Tangi.

In this connection STF PS Case No.27 dated 23.11.2022 U/s 379/411/120(B) IPC r/w. Sec.51 of Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 was registered.

The Live Pangolin was handed over to the DFO, Khordha for protected custody. Investigation is happening.

The Indian pangolin (Maniscrassicaudata), additionally referred to as thick-tailed pangolin, scaly anteater and bajrakapta ‘ବଜ୍ରକାପ୍ତା’ in Odia is a solitary, shy, slow-moving, nocturnal mammal. It is a schedule-I protected animal below Wild Life Protection act, 1972. Schedule I gives absolute safety – offences below these are prescribed for the very best penalties.