Pangolin rescued in Ganjam, 5 held

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Ganjam: Police on Sunday rescued a pangolin and arrested five persons including two women for smuggling it during a raid at Gunupur new bus stand in Ganjam district.

All the accused hail from Palasa area of neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of police and forest officials conducted the raid at the new bus stand. During the search, the officials found a pangolin from the accused persons and arrested them.

A case was registered against the accused under relevant Sections of the IPC, the police said.

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