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Two cops arrested for trying to sell rare snake species; FIR filed against under Wildlife Protection Act

In a shocking incident, an Assistant Police Inspector (API) is associated with a Navi Mumbai police station and one The soldier From Chaturshringi The police station was arrested while trying to sell a protected species, a red boa snake, in Nashik.

API Vishwas Chavanke and police constable Deepak Dhabekar were arrested late Wednesday night by a squad Forest Department Officer. Under the relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, a First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against the duo at Yeola Police Station in Nashik Rural.

API Chavanke was with the Chatursinghi police six months ago. He was in charge of the Pasan police chowky Where Dhabekar was also stationed. Although Chavanke was promoted and transferred to Navi Mumbai Police Station, the two police were in touch with each other.

According to the Nashik Rural Police, the forest department received a secret notification that the red boa (Eryx johnny) is to be sold to an unknown buyer and the accused went to the spot along with the rare reptile species to sell it. The trap was placed in Nashik on Wednesday afternoon, where API Chavanke and constable Dhabekar were later arrested. When the forest officials approached the Chatursinghi police and questioned Dhabekar, the officers of Chaturshangi police station started searching for him at the Pasan police post. Later in the night, the police came to know that Dhabekar was arrested along with Chavanke in Nashik.

Commenting on the matter, senior police inspector Anil Shewale said with Chatrasinghi police, “Dhabekar was on leave and had gone to Nashik. The two were going to settle a deal of rare snakes. His involvement in the case was traced WhatsApp Conversations and phone calls. Forest department officials are investigating the entire case. ”

His involvement in the case was ascertained by WhatsApp conversations and phone calls. Forest Department officials are investigating the entire case. Anil Shewale, Senior Inspector of Police, Chaturshangi Police Station.

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