Kalahandi: Forest department officials on Wednesday seized tusks of an elephant from Narla forest range under Kalahandi North Division.
Three persons were arrested for their alleged connection in the illegal trade.
The arrested persons have been identified as Ishwar Bhoi, Samel Majhi, and Sindura Majhi.
According to police reports, the tusks seized belonged to a pachyderm whose body was found in the forest range on May 7. Following the incident, the forest officials launched an investigation to nab the accused who took out the tusks from the dead animal.
During interrogation, the accused persons confessed to their crime and stated that they hid the tusk in the forest after taking it out from the elephant. A case under relevant Sections was registered against the trio and all the three accused have been forwarded to court, officials said.