Two apprehended for selling live pangolin in Bhubaneswar

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Both the accused were held for allegedly selling a pangolin. (Photo/ANI)
Both the accused were held for allegedly selling a pangolin. (Photo/ANI)

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], October 9 (ANI): The Special Task Force of Bhubaneswar Police apprehended two persons for allegedly trying to sell a pangolin on Friday.

The accused have been identified as Kailash and Chaitanya.

As per police, a raid was conducted by the Special Task Force on the service road of NH-16 in between Gurujanga-Pitapalli, Khordha after the information on transportation/deal of sale of the pangolin was received by police. The accused were apprehended after they failed to produce any valid authority in support of the possession of pangolin.

A live pangolin, a car and other incriminating materials were recovered along with the accused.

A case has been registered against the duo and they will be produced at a court. The pangolin will be handed over to Divisional Forest Officer, Khorda Wild Life Warden for safe custody. (ANI)

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