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Woman arrested for trading in turtles

New Delhi | April 19, 2006 5:15:29 AM IST

A 60-year-old woman has been arrested here on charges of trading in endangered turtles, police said Tuesday.

Delhi police recovered 89 turtles from Om Pati, who was arrested at Najafgarh Sunday and booked under the Wildlife Protection Act. The Wildlife Protection Department has taken possession of the turtles.

According to police, Pati is illiterate and belongs to a poor family. She admitted to the police that she was procuring turtles from local residents and selling them to others.

Police are now trying to trace Pati’s associates