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Pangolin rescued, two arrested in Bengal

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Siliguri (WB), Jul 8 (PTI) A pangolin has been rescued in West Bengal’s Siliguri and two persons have been arrested on charges of trafficking, a forest official said on Friday.

Acting on a tip-off, forest personnel nabbed the duo, hailing from Kalimpong district, in Naukaghat area of Siliguri on Thursday while they were trafficking the animal, weighing 8 kg, to Nepal in a vehicle, the official said.

In another incident, a Bihar resident was arrested in Kharibari Bazaar in Darjeeling district while smuggling a deer horn to the neighbouring state, another official said. PTI COR SBN ACD ACD

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