Elephant tusk worth Rs. Ten lakh seized



Araria: Elephant tusk worth Rs ten lakh have been seized from a hotel in Forbesganj town in Bihar's Araria district and one person has been arrested in this connection.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a hotel last night and recovered elephant tusk weighing 3.75 kg valued at Rs ten lakh in the international market, Superintendent of Police Shivdeep Lande said today.

Abdul Majid, an employee of a private construction company, has been arrested on charge of illicit possession of the elephant tusk, he said, adding a laptop and a mobile phone were also seized from him.

The accused told the police that he had brought the elephant tusk from Kolkata for sale in the local market in Araria district, Lande said, adding further investigation was on.

PTI