State forest department officials seize 1,500 softshell turtles
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.