Pangolin Rescued In Mayurbhanj, 1 held 

Baripada: A special squad of the Mayurbhanj district police has rescued a pangolin from Bangriposi area on Thursday night and arrested one person in this connection.

The accused has been identified as Singu Baske.

According to the police, acting on a tip-off, a special squad of the Mayurbhanj district on Thursday night raided a place under Bangriposi police limits leading to the rescue of a pangolin weighing 8 kg and the arrest of Baske.

Baske was arrested while he was striking a deal to sell the animal to wildlife smugglers.

Police have handed over the rescued animal to the Forest Department.

A case has been registered at Bangriposi police station in this connection while further investigation is underway.

Bangriposi has of late become a hotspot for the smuggling of wildlife.