48 turtles seized

3 Dec 2017

Altogether 48 turtles were seized from a reserved coach of an express train at Malda Town station in the district on Saturday, RPF officials said. During a routine check in the Anand Bihar-Malda Town Weekly Express upon its arrival at the station, RPF personnel stumbled upon two bags containing the reptiles in the S-5 coach. There was no claimant for the bags. The officials said the turtles were of a rare variety, but could not provide details. The turtles were later handed over to the forest department. (PTI)