Two-headed snakes 'worth Rs 80 lakh' for just Rs 10,000!


Six persons comprising two separate teams were arrested by the police here on Wednesday on charges of selling a tortoise and a pair of two-headed snakes. The snakes and the tortoise have been recovered by the police.

The police team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (CCB) A R Badiger, arrested Shanmukh Satyappa Shivalli, Veeresh Andanayya Channayyanamath, Shambhu K Reddy, and Suresh Naik, when they were trying to sell a two-headed snake weighing four kilograms for Rs 80 lakh through two persons near the Kittura Chennamma Park here. A car has also been recovered.

At the same time, the Town Station police also arrested two persons of the same gang, and recovered a two-headed snake and a tortoise. The arrested are Imamsab alias Rajesab Doddamani of Bailahongal, and Abdulgafar Jamadar of Konnur village, Gokak taluk.
The tortoise and snakes were kept in two separate boxes, which were closed. The accused and the snakes were produced before the court. The accused have been remanded to judicial custody, and the court has ordered for the handing over of the snakes and the tortoise to the Forest Department.

In all likelihood, the two snakes and the tortoise will be sent to zoo at Binkadkatti near Gadag, around 70 kilometres from here, on Thursday.

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