Thane, Oct 27: The officials of the Forest department here have seized altogether 13,206 paint brushes made of mongoose hair and arrested one person in this connection.
On October 24, the Forest officials conducted the raid, along with the personnel of the Wildlife Welfare Association and Wild Life Crime Cell of Navi Mumbai, on a shop at Naya Nagar in Mira Road town of the district and seized the paint brushes. They then arrested the shop-owner, Mohammad Firoz Asabul Alam (32), in this connection, an official release said here on Saturday.
An offence under the provisions of the Protection of Wild Life Protection Rules and Act has been registered with the local police station against the accused. Mongoose is a protected animal as per the Forest Rules of 1972, the release added. (UNI)