In West Bengal, forest officials apprehended two persons for allegedly smuggling ivory obtained from elephant tusk. The ivory weight upto 24 kgs in total. According to forest officer Hari Krishnan, the duo was coming from Malbazar area, when they were stopped and checked. The accused have admitted to the offence, and stated that the ivory was supposed to be delivered to their counterpart in Nepal. Further details are awaited.
Three police sub-inspectors have been arrested in the Jalupura, Rajasthan for selling 35 ivory tusks worth 30 kg each as per the police, on March 13. The arrest was based on a tip about a sign of moving ivory tusks and tiger skin. The arrested ones are identified as Nazuddin Khan, a sub-inspector from the Hardoi Police lines in UP, Nadir alias Shahrukh Khan and Gulam Khan.