Elephant Tusks Weighing Over 7 Kg Seized In Keonjhar

Keonjhar: Forest Department officials in Keonjhar today recovered two elephant tusks weighing around 7.195 kilograms from the possession of two persons.

The tusks were recovered from two persons identified as Daktar Munda aged about 37 years of Ambadahara village under Keonjhar Sadar police limits and Chittaranjan Baitha aged about 38 years of Bankati village under Bangriposi police limits, said an official release of the Forest Department.

The contraband was seized from Munda and Baitha on the outskirts of Lunghar village under Keonjhar Sadar police limits in Suakati Beat of Suakati section of Bhuyan Juang Pidh Range of Keonjhar Forest Division, the release further said.

A case has been registered at the Bhuyan Juang Pidh Range in this connection and further inquiry in the matter is underway, it added.