West Bengal Police arrested Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawan
West Bengal Police arrested Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawan Ganesh Chettri on the charge of smuggling elephant tusks.
The Sarugara range officials had launched operations at Odlabari which led to the arrest of IRB Ganesh Chetrri along with five more men identified as Gandup Lepcha, Dhyan Bahadur Pradhan, Rohit Tamang, Dawa Sherpa, and Samson Lepcha, all from Sikkim
According to forest department sources, Ganesh Chettri was the leader of the group. Several pictures of antique statues and money were found on Chettri’s mobile phone. 1 kg of elephant tusks worth 10 lakh rupees was also recovered from the accused’s possession.
The matter was informed to the higher officials of IRB as well as other concerned departments. The arrested individuals were produced at the Jalpaiguri District court, West Bengal.