Ivory Seized in Delhi
11 August 2005
Six kilos of raw of ivory were seized in Delhi by the Delhi Wildlife
Department, with the assistance of the Wildlife Protection Society of India
Acting on information from WPSI sources, a team including Wildlife
Inspectors Mr. Negi and Mr. Paramvir Singh raided a room in the Gujarati
Samaj Hostel in north Delhi. Four pieces raw tusk were seized and one
person was arrested.
The accused is a bangle seller and has a shop in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. It is
believed that the ivory was destined for this shop, after being crafted
into bangles. According to the accused, he had bought the ivory from an
elephant owner in east Delhi, who had himself obtained it through illegal
means. Investigations are on, and leads from this case are being followed.