Two men from Tamil Nadu were detained by police for allegedly smuggling three live monitor lizards into the city to sell them at the Attibele Circle Market area on Sunday morning.
Police officials said they had received a tip-off that Palani (28) and Shakti (25) had packed the three lizards, each weighing between two to two-and-half kg, into a jute bag for sale.
“They were selling the lizards that are popular for their meat and body oil, which can be used as an analgesic,” said Shamanna, Deputy Superintendent of Police of the Forest Cell of CID.
Attibele police registered a case against the duo as the attempt to sell the lizards violated provisions of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Shamanna said the lizards would soon be handed over to the Forest Department.
Body Found on Railway Track
The body of a 25-year-old security guard was found run over by a train on a railway track in Lottegollahalli near Jalahalli in Yeshwantpur railway police station limits on Sunday morning.
The deceased was identified as Manikantha, a resident of Peenya.
He worked as a security guard in Lingarajapuram and pursued a hobby of making short films.