Altogether 750 parrots and 16 hill mynahs had been rescued from a small truck in West Bengal’s Purba Bardhaman district, a forest division official stated on Wednesday.
Two individuals had been arrested on this connection, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Bardhaman, Debashish Sharma, stated.
Performing on a tip-off, personnel of the forest vary places of work of Durgapur and Panagarh within the district stopped the small truck close to Galsi on Nationwide Freeway 2 after a chase on Tuesday evening.
The DFO stated that the birds had been being transported from Patna to somebody in north Kolkata’s Gallif Avenue the place a big pet market is operated on Sundays.
In keeping with the Wildlife Safety Act, preserving wild birds as pets is against the law.
The automobile, together with the birds, was taken to Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary in Bardhaman, Mr Sharma stated.
The rescued birds shall be let loose after getting the courtroom’s permission, the officer stated.