C'garh: Two held with elephant tusk worth Rs 1.5 lakh Korba, Nov 7 (PTI) Two men were arrested inCh

C'garh: Two held with elephant tusk worth Rs 1.5 lakh Korba, Nov 7 (PTI) Two men were arrested inChhattisgarh's Korba district on Thursday while allegedlytrying to sell an elephant tusk.

Mohan Kanwar (45) and Jogeram Yadav (40) were arrestedin Ajgar Bahar area under Balco police station limits, apolice official said here.

On getting a tip-off that the duo were looking forcustomers to sell a tusk, a police team was sent.

The police personnel posed as customers and struck adeal with the two, following which they were arrested.

A 25-cm long tusk, worth around Rs 1.50 lakh in theinternational market, was recovered from a bag in theirpossession, the official said.

Investigation was underway to find out from where theygot the tusk, he added.

The dense forests of northern Chhattisgarh house manywild elephants, which also leads to incidents of human-elephantconflict. PTI Cor TKPKRK KRK