Railway police rescue around 115 turtles stuffed in jute bag from Doon Express
The railway police in West Bengal has rescued nearly 115 turtles stuffed in five bags that were being allegedly smuggled on Friday at Hoogly station.
The turtles were being smuggled from Varanasi to Kolkata on Doon Express.
Officer in charge in Central Railway Police Force (CRPF), Amalendu Biswas said that the person carrying the turtles was detained.
"We had received information that some turtles were being brought in a train. So, we rescued them and detained the person carrying them. Once the procedures are over, we will hand over the turtles to the forest officials," said Biswas.
Turtles are put under the Wildlife Protection Act and are considered endangered. They feed on frogs, shrimps, snails, aquatic vegetation and plants.