Seven numbers of Tokay Gecko which is known as ‘Keko Xaap’ in Assamese was rescued on Tuesday night from Howly in Barpeta district of Assam.
Police arrested two persons including a woman named Jiarul Islam of Kharisala village and Amina Khatun of Kolgachia. Police informed that several others are absconding.
Police also rescued one Alto car with number AS-01DX-6365.
The Tokay Geckos are a type of Asian lizards protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 characterized by orange spots on the skin and a shrill croak. Possession of and trading in Tokay geckos are banned in the country and violation of the law is punishable by a jail term for up to three years.