The Border Security Force (BSF) has rescued 135 birds of rare species from smugglers near the India-Bangladesh international border in West Bengal’s Nadia district.
The smugglers were nabbed while trying to take these birds from India to Bangladesh. The incident took place at 12.50 am on March 1 in the area of Border Out Post Betai.
“The jawans on duty sensed some suspicious activity while patrolling in their area of responsibility and immediately cordoned off the area. During the search, the smugglers started running away. Meanwhile, the jawans got two cages from the spot, out of which 135 rare species of parrots were found,” according to a BSF statement.
The seized birds have been handed over to the Forest Department.