Man held for selling snake

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Published on Mar 19, 2020 12:12 AM IST
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ByAnkita G Menon, Thane

A 38-year-old man, Bhagwan Patil, was arrested by crime branch unit 1 on Tuesday for attempting to sell a rare kind of snake near Ashok Cinema, Thane.

He was arrested under the Wildlife Protection Act and a case has been registered at Thane Nagar police station. The crime branch unit 1 laid a trap to arrest the accused after they received a tip-off.

In another incident on Tuesday, forest officers and police visited a residential complex at Chitalsar and arrested one Vaijinath Gaikwad for allegedly killing a rare cobra with a stick.

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