Three women held with tortoises

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Sasaram (Bihar), Jan 03: Railway police today arrested three women at the railway station here for allegedly smuggling several tortoises to West Bengal.

During a search in the Sealdah Express, RPF personnel recovered the tortoises contained in seven bags and arrested the accused women, an official of the Railway Protection Force said.


The women, hailing from Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, were carrying the tortoises for delivery to a client at Asansol in West Bengal, the official said.

The tortoises would be handed over to the forest department, the official added.


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