A report by Anupam Mahato
Balurghat, July 19:Balurghat GRP recovered 5 turtles worth of around 70 thousand rupees before smuggling.
Sources said that the recovery was done from Daulatpur station area of the district on Tuesday afternoon .Later,the 5 turtles, recovered by the GRP, were handed over to the Balurghat Forest Department. Based on secret information, the GRP personnel chased the traffickers. During the operation, the smugglers reportedly left a bag and ran away. “The eyes of the policemen widened when they opened the bag. On opening the bag, 5 turtles came out “ said a source who denied to be named. The total weight of the five turtles recovered is about 70 kg.
Dillip Mahato, officer in charge of Balurghat GRP said that these turtles were brought most likely from Bihar for smuggling.
“ At Daulatpur station,our personnel chased some miscreants who managed to flee leaving a bag. We recovered the turtles from the bag “, said Mahato
Daulatpur is around 60km from Balurghat.