70 tortoises rescued, three arrested

Barasat : West Bengal CID chased a truck and rescued 70 tortoises at Barasat, the North 24 Parganas district heaquarters in West Bengal today and three persons, including the driver were arrested in connection with it.

Police said the tortoises are valued at Rs two lakh and were being brought from Odisha.

The tortoises were being smuggled to Bangladesh and the CID rescued them after specific information, the police added.