Operation “Kachchhap”

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Operation “Kachchhap”

News: Recently, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted a successful operation called “Kachchhap”.

What is it?
• Operation “Kachchhap” was a successful operation conducted by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in India. The operation resulted in the recovery of 955 live baby turtles, including species like the Indian Tent Turtle, Indian Flapshell Turtle, Crown River Turtle, Black Spotted/Pond Turtle, and Brown Roofed Turtle.
• The DRI had received intelligence about a syndicate engaged in the illegal trafficking and trading of these turtles, some of which are considered vulnerable or near-threatened species according to the IUCN Red List and are protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
• The operation was part of the DRI’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and combat illegal wildlife trafficking. 

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