KALYAN, Sept. 19 -- In a joint operation by Maharashtra Forest Department's Kalyan Range Forest Office (RFO) team and the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Western Region, 250 black coral and 50 Hatha Jodi (penises of monitor lizard) were seized from a commercial shop at a residential building in Kalyan on Saturday.
The forest department officials arrested three in this case. Following the information received by the WCCB team, a trap was laid jointly by Kalyan RFO team and seized the black coral and Hatha Jodi, which are protected under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
The three arrested were Geeta Anand Jakhotiya, 47, the resident of the flat, and staff, Navnath Trimbak Ghuge, 30 and Akshay Manohar Deshmukh, 22.
Jakhotiya runs a fi...