Two endangered porcupines rescued by Langia police

Two endangered porcupines rescued by Langia police

Langia: Langia police, led by OC Bhaskar Malla Patowary, rescued two endangered species of Yamaarashi from the hands of four traffickers on Wednesday. According to OC Patowary, traffickers in Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, namely Sakib Ala, Sourav Pasa, Mahhamad Ali, and Mahhamad Mahrum, carried two porcupines in two different cages from somewhere northeast to UP. After receiving certain information, OC Patowary rescued the porcupine by detaining a truck carrying the No UP 21 BN 7208 during a search and rescue operation. According to the OC, traffickers planned to sell porcupines for Rs 50,000.

After the cross-examination, police handed over the criminal and the porcupine to the North Kamlap Forest Office. The Forestry Department has filed a lawsuit against traffickers under the Wildlife Conservation Act.

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