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Central Board of Indirect Taxes and airport customs authorities say the seized tortoises have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for rehabilitation.
CBI registered the case over smuggling of endangered species after a request from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
India could 'express its apprehension' over the WHO approval internationally as it 'basically encourages widespread use of animal products'.
Lawyer-activist Gauri Maulekhi sought immediate action under the Wildlife Protection Act alleging that the snakes were illegally procured.