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)