Accident reveals illegal transport of turtles

Kakinada: An accident involving an auto exposed illegal transport of turtles in Katrenikona mandal of B.R. Ambedkar Konaseema district on Friday.

According to Mummidivaram circle inspector M. Janaki Ram, a trader netted nearly 300 turtles and was carrying them in an auto to Kakinada. But a lorry hit the auto at Cheyyeru village in Katrenikona mandal, following which the auto driver and trader were seriously injured.

Police then found that the injured persons were illegally transporting turtles. While the turtles have been seized and handed over to forest officials, the injured trader and auto driver have been admitted to Government General Hospital in Kakinada.

Katrenikona police have registered a case.

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