Four arrested for trying to sell pangolin

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Four arrested for trying to sell pangolin

Friday, 09 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | MAHASAMUND

Chhattisgarh Police arrested four persons in Mahasamund district for trying to sell a pangolin, police said on Thursday.

Mahasamund Additional Superintendent of Police Megha Tembhurkar told The Pioneer that the four were Dageshwar Sahu (32), Khoman Diwan (40), Omprakash Thawait (40) and Ramesh Mishra (45).

Sahu hails from Dhamtari, Diwan and Thawait are from Mahasamund and Mishra is from Raipur city, she said.

The four were nabbed near Boir village chowk on Wednesday when they were headed towards Raipur in a car.

They were going to Raipur to look for customers with the help of Mishra to sell the pangolin. They were booked under the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

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