The railway police seized about 150 star tortoises from the baggage of an unidentified man at the Chennai Central railway station on Tuesday night.
Around 12am, a man reportedly entered the Chennai Central station with a bag. He was asked to put the bag through the scanner, after which the police personnel from GRP (Government Railway Police) asked him to open it.
The man said that he did not have keys to the bag and his friend bring it. After an hour of waiting, police opened the bag to find 150 star tortoises. The railway police were unable to catch the man as he ran away from the spot.
P Vijayakumar, Superintendent of Government Railway Police told The News Minute, ‚ÄúThe 150 tortoises were found inside an unclaimed bag at the central station. The investigation is going on to find out who were involved in this case. The tortoises have been handed over to the forest department,‚ÄĚ he said.