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10 elephant tusks seized in Pune, man arrested

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 October 2019, 9:39 IST
10 elephant tusks seized

The city police's Crime Branch Unit II has arrested a man and seized ten elephant tusks from his possession.
The accused was arrested on September 24 with four elephant tusks and based on his confession, six more carved tusks, with engravings on them, were seized on Thursday.

The accused has been identified as Bhima Chauhan, a resident of Telangana, who is currently lodged in Yerawada Central Jail.
"He has been booked under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act and our teams are trying to find out the actual source of these tusks and the purpose for they were being used," said Bachchan Singh, DCP, Crime Branch. If more people are involved then legal action would be taken against them, he added.

Further investigation in the matter is going on.


First published: 4 October 2019, 9:39 IST