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Pune cops seize two live tortoises, tiger paw

Two live tortoises and a tiger paw with nails were confiscated from a dhaba on Mumbai-Agra highway near Nashik in the wee hours of Thursday.

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Vaishali Balajiwale

Updated: Mar 20, 2011, 10:45 AM IST

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Two live tortoises and a tiger paw with nails were confiscated from a dhaba on Mumbai-Agra highway near Nashik in the wee hours of Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided Aditya Dhaba in Talegaon Shivar, near Igatpuri, at midnight and confiscated two live tortoises and a tiger paw with nails.

The owner of the dhaba, Dinesh Kolekar, was held by the police under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Further investigation in the case is underway.

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