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Assam: Pangolin seized, accused taken into custody

English NewsAssam: Pangolin seized, accused taken into custody

Sonitpur (Assam) [India], Dec 29: Forest department officials on Sunday took a man in custody and seized a pangolin from his possession in Majgaon area in Assam’s Sonitpur. 

An official for the forest department said, “Running on a tip-off, a Pangolin has been seized at Majgaon in Bongaigaon Depot Range under Aie Valley Division in Bongaigaon.”

The accused is taken into Bongaigaon Depot custody for further interrogation and a vehicle has been seized, the official said.

Listed as endangered, selling Pangolins for commercial purposes is an unlawful act under the Wildlife Protection Act. (ANI)

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