Nuapada: An Odia youth was apprehended in Gariabandha district of Chhattisgarh on charges of trafficking a pangolin.
The accused has been identified as Pitambar Kata of Ghuchaguda village under Sinapali police limits in Nuapada district.
A team of police officials of the Mainapur police station of Gariabandha district nabbed the youth while the accused was youth carrying a gunny bag. Following a search, the police found a pangolin from his possession.
A case under the Wild Animal Protection Act 1972 was registered against the accused.