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Assam: RPF recovered Rare species of turtles at Kamakhya Railway Station

The turtles, mostly Indian flapshell turtle, hidden inside 10 numbers of bags have been detected by RPF personnel.

GUWAHATI-   A huge unclaimed consignment of 235 numbers of rare species of turtles have been recovered by RPF personnel at the Kamakhya Railway Station on Saturday.

The turtles, mostly Indian flapshell turtle, hidden inside 10 numbers of bags have been detected by RPF personnel.

At about 2 pm on arrival of train No.19305 Up (Indore-KYQ) at Kamakhya Station Platform No.4, Bhanita Barman Talukdar, Assistant Sub Inspector along with Narayan Das, Head Constable conducted checking inside Coach No.201255 and Coach No.191321 and found 10 numbers of bags containing suspected living things. On being checked, they found live turtles inside the bags. She produced and handed over the turtles to Guwahati Range under Kamrup East Division.

A wildlife case has been registered and the seized turtles have been taken to the Assam State Zoo for treatment and rehabilitation.

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