Ivory worth Rs 2.5 cr recovered in Sonbhadra, three arrested

Sonbhadra, Jun 22 (Representative) Police and forest department sleuths have arrested three smugglers under Karma police station area on Monday night and seized from their possession ivory of elephants worth over Rs 2.50 crores in the international market. Police here on Tuesday said the team seized around 10.60 kilograms of ivory from the smugglers. Superintendent of Police Amarendra Prasad Singh said that for the past several days, information was being received about the smuggling of the remains of protected wildlife from the district. Last evening, the informer informed Karma Police Station and Forest Inspector Karma Robertsganj Range Sonbhadra Forest Division that some smugglers are going to Varanasi with ivory.

On this information, under the leadership of Police Station Officer Karma and Forest Inspector Saxon Officer Karma Robertsganj Range Sonbhadra Forest Division, during checking near Ram Manohar Lohia Mahavidyalaya Dilhi on Sonbhadra Mirzapur State Road No. 5, three accused with two elephants teeth in sacks on a motorcycle were caught, the SP said. He said that in this case Parameshwar Prajapati, Bhaiya Lal Maurya and Dharmalal Maurya have been arrested. In this regard, a FIR has been registered under Section 9,44,48A.49 , 49 V (1) , 50,51 (1) , 57 of the Wild Life Protection Act at Karma police station area.