The Forest Department Vigilance Squad has arrested three persons for allegedly trying to sell artefacts made of ivory in Mysuru on Thursday. They have also seized three artefacts.
The arrested are Manohar (45) of Mysuru, Shivadas (55), and Sumanth (26), of Somwarpet, Kodagu district. A team, led by Deputy Conservator of Forests Poovaiah, arrested the trio, while trying to sell the artefacts at Naidu Nagar, in Mysuru.
Sand boa rescued
The mobile squad has also arrested four persons for illegal possession of sand boa, near Srirampura, in Mysuru. The arrested are Chandru of Nanjangud, Kumar of Malavalli, Shivaprakash of Chamarajanagar and Ravish of Bengaluru. The reptile has been rescued. The accused were trying to find prospective buyers, as it is believed that its possession brings prosperity.