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SSB SEZIED WILD LIFE PRODUCE AND ANTIQUES WORTH FOUR CRORE IN WEST BENGAL

SSB SEZIED WILD LIFE PRODUCE AND ANTIQUES WORTH FOUR CRORE IN WEST BENGAL

New Delhi 02/03/2017 – In a joint operation with local Police and Forest Officials, troops of 12th Battalion SSB seized three Tokey Gecko lizard kept in two cages and a one thousand year old Idol of lord Vishnu of 27 inches height and 14.12 kg weight made up of caustic stone from a Tata Sumo plying on NH-31 Panjipara and apprehended one person namely Enamul Haque of Uttar Dinajpur(W.B.).
The value of seized Lizards is Rs.1.95 crores and idol Rs.2.00 crore in International market is approx Rs.4 Crores.
Later the seized Tokeys (Lizards) were handed over to forest officials and Idol with apprehended person to Panjpara Police Station, West Bengal. An FIR has been lodged under Antiquities and Art Treasures Act 1972 and 51 of Wild life protection Act-1972.