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One held in Bengal's Malda district for smuggling rare lizards

Press Trust of India  |  Malda 

The BSF has apprehended a man at PTS More in district, near India- border, and seized two 'Gecko', an endangered nocturnal species, from his possession.

The (BSF) officials had specific information about the of the endangered species to Bangladesh, a release issued by the paramilitary force said.

Two teams of BSF officials were stationed at PTS More and 18 Mile, College More, yesterday to check for suspicious activities. The team near PTS More saw two persons approaching them on a bike and intercepted them. The duo immediately tried to flee the spot but the team managed to detain one of them, the release said.

After preliminary questioning, the man identified himself as Md Nasiruddin Sheikh, a resident of Kaliachak town in The two 'Gecko', seized from his possession, were found to be 1.6 feet and 1.3 feet in size.

The general of BSF South Bengal Frontier, PSR Anjaneyulu, has asked the field commanders to strengthen vigil along India-border in the wake of the increased smuggling activities and infiltration bids, the release added.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 17:10 IST