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Five hundred and twenty four parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, were seized from Bengal’s East Burdwan district(Photo courtesy Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)

More than 500 parakeets seized in Bengal from Patna-Kolkata bus; two arrested

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:06 PM IST
Officers of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Saturday arrested two men and seized from their possession 524 parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, from Bengal’s East Burdwan district. The birds, protected under Indian Wildlife Protection Act and illegally sold as pets, were being carried in a bus plying on the Patna-Kolkata route.
Police and forest officials with the rescued parakeets and the arrested bus driver and conductor in Ayodhya.(HT Photo)
Police and forest officials with the rescued parakeets and the arrested bus driver and conductor in Ayodhya.(HT Photo)

778 parakeets rescued from smugglers in Lucknow, Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 12:56 PM IST
The forest department and special task force (STF) rescued 778 parakeets from smugglers in two separate operations conducted in Ayodhya and Lucknow on Wednesday.
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