Wildlife Crime
Calcutta  /  Published 26.03.21

Parakeets rescued at Narkeldanga

More than 150 indigenous parakeets were rescued from a house near the Narkeldanga intersection by officials of the forest department and the wildlife unit of Calcutta police’s detective departme...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.02.21

India Reserve Battalion cop held with tusk

Six Sikkim residents, including a constable of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB), were arrested with a tusk early on Monday from the Dooars area of Jalpaiguri district. A team of Baikunthapur forest ...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 28.01.21

Pangolin rescued at New Town, 3 held

A Chinese pangolin that had been trapped in the forests of the Northeast was rescued by a team of foresters at the New Town bus terminus late on Tuesday, an official of the wildlife crime control bure...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.20

One held with deer horns

Amal Roy, 35, a resident of Maynaguri, died when a truck carrying boulders along NH27, flipped sideways and fell on a roadside tea stall near the local BDO office on Friday morning. Local residents b...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 10.11.20

Two held with leopard skin in Kudghat

A leopard skin was found on two men, arrested by forest officials in Kudghat on Monday. The skin “seemed around 10 years old” and was that of an “adult” leopard, a forest offi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 19.10.20

Two ‘tusks’ seized, seven held

A pair of purported elephant tusks were seized and seven persons were arrested from a house in Jyangra, near Baguiati, on Sunday. Officers of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, accompanied by a team ...
By A Staff Reporter in Baguiati

Calcutta  /  Published 01.10.20

Parakeets, hill mynas found in truck to city

More than 100 parakeets and scores of hill mynas were seized from a mini truck near East Burdwan on Wednesday. The truck was headed for the city, a forest official said. The driver and the helpe...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.10.18

Animals rescued at airport

By Snehal Sengupta and Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.06.19

Calcutta High Court admits state no-bail petition

The high court on Thursday admitted the forest department’s appeal seeking the cancellation of bail given to the three men arrested in connection with the smuggling of a lion cub and three langurs. ...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.19

Pangolins seized in Calcutta, six arrested

A team of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau and forest department officials on Friday seized two pangolins from a house in Bhowanipore and arrested three people, including a woman.Three others were arrest...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta


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