DHUBRI: Dhubri police dealt a major blow to the animal trafficking operations in the state after a rare toray gecko was rescued by officials from a suspected smuggler earlier today.
Based on information received, a tokay gecko was recovered by Dhubri police from Jhagrarpar Part-lV. The operation to rescue the endangered animal was carried out under the supervision of Chanakya Das, Traffic IC, Dhubri police station, and his staff in the early hours of Tuesday.
Police informed that the gecko was recovered from the possession of one Abdul Kalam Azad (35) at his residence at Jhagrarpar Part-IV village. Later, Das handed the gecko over to the Dhubri forest officials.
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Shahbaz Sultan, Forester, Dhubri Forest Division informed that according to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Tokay Gecko scientific name Gecko gecko is a Schedule lV species.
After the recovery, proper medical treatment was provided to the gecko and it was released back to its natural habitat in presence of Vijay Palve, the DFO of Dhubri.
A case has been registered against the accused person under, Section 9, 39, 48A, 49, 50, and 51 of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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