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Two kg of ivory seized, one arrested

 

23 AUGUST 2012
PIONEER NEWS SERVICE | DEHRADUN

One man was arrested with two kg of ivory in a joint operation involving the Forest Department and two wildlife NGOs. The man was nabbed in the Chillawali area in Haridwar with the wildlife contraband on Thursday and a motorcycle was also seized from his procession.

The Rajaji National Park special operations group, Wildlife Protection Society of India and Endangered Flora and Fauna on Earth Conservation Team (EFFECT) were involved in the operation.

According to EFFECT, chairman, Abhishek Singh, the accused Deepak Kumar Saini was arrested with the ivory which he was trying to sell to the NGO members acting as decoy customers.

 
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