50 endangered wild animals, birds rescued

Staff Correspondent | Published at 06:19pm on December 04, 2018

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Wildlife Crimes Control Unit and Rapid Action Battalion rescue wild animals and birds from Bacchu Mia’s animal shop at Honda intersection of Tongi Bazar in Gazipur on Tuesday.-- New Age photo

Wildlife Crimes Control Unit of Department of Forests rescued 50 wild animals and birds from pochers at Tongi Bazar in Gazipur district on Tuesday.

In a joint raid by WCCU and Rapid Action Battalion headquarters, a WCCU team rescued one monkey, 19 cotton gooses, five owls, 15 mynas, five doves, one swamphen, two squirrels and seven parakeets from Bacchu Mia’s animal shop at Honda intersection of Tongi Bazar, said wildlife inspector Ashim Mallick.

During the raid one Al Hadi was arrested and finded Tk 50,000 by RAB executive magistrate, Ashim said.

He added that WCCU director Mihir Doe later released the wild animals and birds at Gazipur National Park.