25 Turtles Rescued, Two Arrested In Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Forest Department officials have rescued 25 turtles and arrested two persons in this connection from MV 81 village under Motu forest division in Malkangiri district.

The accused persons have been identified as Prakash Tarafdar and Abhijit Bala of MV 81 village.

While Prakash and Abhijit have been forwarded to court, the turtles were released into the Satiguda reservoir.

According to reports, acting on a tip-off Forest department officials of MV 79 intercepted Prakash and Abhijit, while they were coming to their village MV 81 on a motorcycle.

After interrogating them Forest department officials seized 25 turtles from their possession. The duo had brought the turtles from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh for sale in Malkangiri.