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Deer horn being smuggled to India from Nepal seized in Bihar’s Araria district

Sashastra Seema Bal jawans seized the deer horn, weighing 1.7 kg, in Bihar’s Araria district when it was being smuggled into India from Nepal.

patna Updated: Jun 26, 2017 17:40 IST
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SSB officials with the seized deer horn. (HT photo)

Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans seized a deer horn in Araria district of northeast Bihar when it was being smuggled into India from neighbouring Nepal.

The jawans of SSB’s 52nd battalion seized the horn at Muraripur in Sikti police station area of the district, about 300 kms east of state capital, Patna, on Sunday,SSB officer R K Rajeshwari said.

“The smugglers, however, fled leaving behind the bag containing the deer horn as soon as they saw the jawans,” said the officer of SSB, the Central armed police force tasked to man Nepal and Bhutan borders.

The seized horn, weighing 1.7 kg, had been deposited with the district forest office, he said.

This is second that time that a deer horn had been sized from the same place within a week by SSB jawans .

First Published: Jun 26, 2017 13:11 IST