The Police arrest smuggler with ivory worth 4 lakhs.
Raigarh. Cyber Cell, along with Jutemill Police, caught a man trying to sell ivory at the waiting room of Kashiram Chowk. They have confiscated ivory worth about four lakhs.
On October 11, at the Durga Pandals of Outpost Jutemill area, Police personnel were deployed for security. Outpost in-charge Sub Inspector Girdhari Sao was on patrolling tour. At around 7 pm, the outpost in-charge got mews from the informer that a young man was waiting for a customer to sell ivory in the passenger waiting room near Kashiram Chowk. Outpost in-charge Jutemill SP Abhishek Meena, Additional SP Lakhan Patel and CSP Yogesh Patel were made aware of the information. SP Meena directed the staff of the cyber cell to cooperate with the outpost staff to catch the accused. On the directions of Outpost Jutemill and Cyber Cell Staff Additional SP and CSP, the place was cordoned off and raided. The police caught the suspect Rajkumar alias Pintu Khattarji on the spot, after searching the white plastic bag kept near him, two pieces from the scheduled animal pieces were recovered. The accused was arrested under Section 44, 49 (b) (1) (a), 51 Forest Animals (Protection) Act 1972 in the outpost Jutmill (Police Station Kotwali) and sent on remand.