Three persons were arrested after 92 tortoises were found on a train at the Howrah railway station on Saturday, police said. The tortoises were found on the down Howrah-Jodhpur Express, which was waiting at platform number 8 of the station’s old complex, they said.
The tortoises were found during routine security checks. Police suspect that the tortoises were being transported for smuggling.
A case under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act has been filed, they said, adding that further investigations are underway.