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Operation “Kachchhap”

Operation “Kachchhap”:

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted a successful operation called “Kachchhap,”.

  • This operation resulted in the recovery of the 955 live baby turtles, including species like the Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Flapshell Turtle, Crown River Turtle, Black Spotted/Pond Turtle, and Brown Roofed Turtle.
  • The DRI had received intelligence about a syndicate engaged in the illegal trafficking and trading of these turtles, some of which are considered vulnerable or near-threatened species according to the IUCN Red List and are protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  • This operation is part of the DRI’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and combat illegal wildlife trafficking.