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Two arrested with 20 kg rare medicinal herb

Two persons have been arrested and 20 kg of a rare medicinal herb has been allegedly recovered from their possession in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Updated: Aug 03, 2013, 15:10 PM IST

Jammu: Two persons have been arrested and 20 kg of a rare medicinal herb has been allegedly recovered from their possession in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, a joint checkpoint of police and Army was established at Chinal Dandu, a police officer said.
Two persons -- Farooq Ahmed Gujjar and Hussain Ahmed -- were questioned after their vehicle was stopped for checking yesterday and 20 kg Nag Chattri, botanically known as `Trillidium Govanianum`, was recovered from their possession, he said.

Both the accused have been arrested and an investigation is on, he said.

PTI