Guwahati, Feb 5: An unclaimed consignment of 10 bags containing 235 rare turtle species was recovered by Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel from a train at Kamakhya Railway Station during routine search operation this afternoon. The turtles were then handed over to Guwahati Forest Range office for rehabilitation.
The turtles were found by RPF personnel; Bhanita Barman Talukdar (ASI) and Head Constable Narayan Das when they were conducting search inside the coach number WR-201255 (Sleeper) of Train No.19305 Up (Indore-KYQ) on the Platform No-4 of Kamakhya Railway station. The turtles were concealed in 10 unclaimed bags.
The RPF ASI then handed over the turtles to Guwahati Range under Kamrup East Division for further investigation, rescue and rehabilitation. Accordingly, a wildlife case has been registered and same have been seized and taken to Assam State Zoo for treatment.