Assam: 41 Rare Wild Animals Rescued in Rangia, 2 Held

Two persons, identified as Raghu Singh and Karthik, hailing from Tamil Nadu have been arrested in this connection.
2 held for trafficking 41 rare wild animals
2 held for trafficking 41 rare wild animals

As many as 41 rare wild animals were rescued from a Fortuner car on Thursday in Assam’s Kamrup district.

Assam Police rescued the wild animals from Society Chowk area in Rangia.

According to sources, the rescued animals included 19 wild and two rare species of monkeys, 18 turtles and two parrots. However, two of the turtles have died few hours after the rescue.

The rescued monkeys were of six different species which are suspected to be transported from Thailand or Myanmar. These monkeys are seen in India.

Two persons, identified as Raghu Singh and Karthik, hailing from Tamil Nadu have been arrested in this connection.

The accused have entered Assam via Thailand and Myanmar and they made arrangements to send these animals to different states and countries.

Raghu and Karthik are international wildlife trafficking syndicate, police informed.

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Although these animals were fed food however following the medical examination by local veterinary doctor, it is suggested to send them to state zoo before any other animal is in danger.

The Assam Forest Department is on their way to take these wild animals to the state zoo as soon as possible.

The police have suspected people from Assam are also connected with this trafficking along with these outside people.

The police and forest department have launched a probe into the matter.

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