Three rare snakes rescued, three held

November 9th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Three rare snakes were rescued following the arrest of three men in south Delhi, police said Wednesday.

Sunil, 28, Devender Singh, 36, and Yadram, 50, who were involved in the illegal business of supplying protected species of snakes across India, were arrested Tuesday from the Sanjay Colony area.

“The snakes belong to the Red Sand Boa breed and are protected under the Wildlife Act. They were to be sold to a ‘tantrik’,” a police officer said.

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