Dimapur, September 17: Dimapur police arrested one Peter Lotha (36) of Yampha village, presently a resident of Zakiesatuo Colony, Dimapur on September 8 last for illegal possession of Rhino horn. The seizure was made by a special police team following specific input that the Rhino horn was being sold for Rs 45 lakhs.
Police said during the operation, the accused at first attempted to escape but was arrested after a hot chase. The horn was found concealed inside a dark brown bag. Its weight was 440 grams and 27 cm in length.
Dimapur police has registered a case in West Police Station under the Wild Life Protection Act, Prevention of Damage of Public Property Act and relevant section of IPC. (Page News Service)