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State forest department officials seize 1,500 softshell turtles

Four persons suspected of the smuggling were arrested
The turtles were brought from Uttar Pradesh in sacks and hidden under vegetables.

Kousik Sen   |   Raiganj   |   Published 07.02.21, 01:39 AM

State forest department officials seized 1,500 softshell turtles from a van on Saturday morning.

Four persons suspected of smuggling the turtles — brought from Uttar Pradesh in sacks and hidden under vegetables  — were arrested.

Held with lakhs

Dilip Agarwal, a prominent  businessman of Siliguri, was intercepted  by CISF personnel  at Bagdogra Airport on Saturday, with Rs 40 lakh in cash. The CISF informed income tax  officers who also went to the airport. Sources said Agarwal could not clarify why he was carrying the cash.

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