Of this, over 5 lakh jobs were prevented from being added to these sectors directly. Labour-intensive industries like readymade garments and tobacco products experienced a chunk of the loss in direct livelihood opportunities.
During questioning, Surajbhan disclosed the identity of the other gang members and led to the recovery of 18 tiger nails from a house in Adarsh Nagar. The ED later registered a case under the PMLA Act to investigate the proceeds of the crime.
The police have booked the two accused under Sections 379 (theft) and 34 (common intention) of the IPC along with several sections of the Indian Forest Act, 1927. They were produced in court on Friday.
State CID's Special Operation Group (SOG) along with the Border Security Force (BSF) conducted a raid at Barasat this morning and recovered three jars containing snake venom with a market value of Rs 100 crore.