Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru Forest Mobile Squad personnel have arrested a man, who was trying to sell a Monitor Lizard at Srirangapatna and have rescued the Monitor Lizard from him. The arrested is Ramanji alias Ramachari of Bovi Colony in Srirangapatna.
Acting on a tip off that a man was trying to sell a Monitor Lizard in Srirangapatna on Friday evening, the Forest Mobile Squad personnel raided the spot and found the accused along with the Monitor Lizard in a gunny bag and immediately arrested him besides rescuing the reptile.
During interrogation, the accused is said to have told the Forest officials that he found the Monitor Lizard in the drain near his house and had caught the reptile to sell it.
The accused was subjected to COVID test and was produced before the Magistrate, who remanded him to judicial custody.
Mysuru Forest Mobile Squad DCF A.T. Poovaiah supervised Range Forest Officer (RFO) Vivek, DRFOs Mohan Kumar, Lakshmish, Pramod & Sundar and staff Govind, Channabasavaiah and Ravikumar in the operation.