Hatha Jodi: Busting The Illegal Monitor Lizard Organ Trade | 101 Underground

Hatha Jodi: Busting The Illegal Monitor Lizard Organ Trade | 101 Underground

Tap the bell icon on the YouTube app And never miss out on unique stories from 101India Thousands of monitor lizards are getting killed And we are not aware of it There is no sexual dimorphism in monitor lizards Once they know that it is a male They put the monitor lizard on top of a fire We are actually in the final stages of an operation If all goes well, in the next hour We will be done with the operation What is this? What are these items? I don’t know What are you talking? You are selling this in your shop And you say you don’t know what you are selling? Madam has taken the key with her, sir Go, open the door! New Delhi, the capital of India Is a notorious transit point for the illegal wildlife trade In India and South Asia 101 India got exclusive access To document one such operation In the National Capital Region We will be following The Uttar Pradesh Forest Department team And three undercover wildlife crime investigators On their journey to arrest a suspect Two of them are veterans in
these kinds of covert operations They have busted several illegal wildlife
trades Over the last two decades The third, an undercover agent, is still a novice This is her first operation as a decoy And she has been dealing with the prime suspect For over three months, trying to crack him Her skills are going to be critical to the
success or failure of this operation This is a part of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau’s
(WCCB) Operation Wildnet Where we are looking at things sold online A team of WCCB officers And Wildlife Trust of India’s team are investigating it A year of research, information gathering
and tracking later The team has narrowed in on its target Decoy: Yes, sir ‘Astrologer’: I spoke to them ‘Astrologer’: I can get you hatha jodi ‘Astrologer’: We have 25 pieces Decoy: Okay ‘Astrologer’: You can transport this using
your own shipping vendor ‘Astrologer’: If, by chance, the Customs
department does an X-ray scan We have a man on the inside So our packages go through ‘Astrologer’: But since you are transporting it,
just add some more ‘sindoor’ So in the X-ray they will think these are religious items Decoy: Sure, we will do it as you suggested Decoy: Will this be a cash transaction? ‘Astrologer’: Yes Decoy: Brilliant. Let’s meet in the afternoon Decoy: By morning, just let me know
if you can also get ‘siyal singhi’ Our decoy has negotiated a deal With a self-proclaimed astrologer selling hatha jodis They are to meet the next day for the drop-off Thousands of monitor lizards are getting killed And we are not aware of it Thousands of them are getting killed because Their penis is supposed to have magical powers Monitor lizards are protected under Schedule I,
Part II of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972 It is a highly protected reptile Technically speaking, a monitor
lizard is as protected as A tiger, leopard or rhino in India One of our informants picked up the information That monitor lizards are killed for their ‘organ’ It is sold in the market as hatha jodi ‘Hatha jodi’ literally translates to ‘clasped hands’ Self-proclaimed astrologers Sell hatha jodi as the sacred root of a plant That brings health, wealth
and happiness to their owners Unsuspecting customers usually have no idea That this is not a plant But the sex organ of an endangered species There is no sexual dimorphism in monitor lizards Males and females look the same They have a hemipenis, which is inside the tail The poachers have to use a probe Or use their finger to find out Whether it is a male or a female Once they know that it is a male They put the monitor lizard on top of a fire And they burn the groin area After burning, they arch it backwards So the penis comes out As the penis comes out, they chop it off and dry it The dried penis is sold as hatha jodi This is the actual truth of hatha jodi There is no plant product Monitor lizards are known to have
been hunted for their meat and skin But this trade is something much more insidious Indiscriminate hunting could push this
already endangered species To the brink of extinction And much of this war is being fought online Where many such products are sold This is a kind of modern day warfare on conservation And cyberspace is the new battleground When we looked online for hatha jodi The results were very shocking Shocking because a lot of big
e-commerce websites had listed hatha jodi Almost all the leading e-commerce
websites had listed it We found some listings that were
up to ₹6,000 – ₹7,000 apiece Getting delivered in the UK and US ‘Astrologer’: Everything is genuine Decoy: Are they genuine,
meaning are they animal products? Decoy: Are you sure about that? ‘Astrologer’: Don’t worry about it ‘Astrologer’: It is our
guarantee that it is a genuine product ‘Astrologer’: We face problems
only when dealing in genuine products Undercover Officer 1: So, he knows what he is doing Undercover Officer 1: It’s not that he doesn’t know of it Undercover Officer 1: He is aware of the fact that it’s
difficult to deal in genuine hatha jodi Undercover Officer 1: It is already 17:12 Undercover Officer 1: We have to position ourselves Decoy: I guess we should leave The latest update is that the suspect has
already reached the meeting point He has contacted our team Saying that he has reached with the ‘material’ He’s asking where we are Now the police and the
Uttar Pradesh Forest Department team Along with the WCCB
officers are getting ready to nab him Our decoy will be meeting them in the next 10 minutes When an undercover operation is going on It is always planned There are certain rules Which the criminals know And the enforcement guys know So they play the game with these unwritten rules So this operation will also be played with those rules Our decoy will be there There will be somebody watching them We are absolutely aware that they
will be watching from other side also So wait for that Decoy: We went inside The guy started showing us the products It was hatha jodi About 25 pieces We were stalling for time By checking the product Saying, “This one is good” Or, “This one’s size is better…” Undercover Officer 2: Those people who claim That they can predict your future for the next 10 years Don’t even know that they will
get arrested in the next 24 hours And are going to be in serious trouble Undercover Officer 1: Who are you people? Uttar Pradesh Forest Officer: Stand up Uttar Pradesh Forest Officer: Seize his mobile Undercover Officer 1: What is this? ‘Astrologer’: I don’t know what this is Undercover Officer 1: Don’t you know
what this is? Is this yours? Undercover Officer 1: Whose items are these? ‘Astrologer’: They are her items Undercover Officer 1: What are you saying? Undercover Officer 1: Escort her out Undercover Officer 1: What are these items? ‘Astrologer’: I don’t know Undercover Officer 1: What are you saying? Undercover Officer 1: You are selling them in your shop Undercover Officer 1: And you say
you don’t know what it is? ‘Astrologer’: Can you please
tell me what I have done wrong? Uttar Pradesh Forest Officer: What are you storing here?
What are these items? ‘Astrologer’: These are some
items of witchcraft, which I don’t know Undercover Officer 1: Is this what
you were selling? What are these? ‘Astrologer’: They are called hatha jodi Undercover Officer 1: What is hatha jodi made of? ‘Astrologer’: It is a plant product Undercover Officer 1: It is not a plant product.
Don’t act smart and pretend to be a saint Undercover Officer 1: Seize all this The self-proclaimed astrologer’s cover is blown But perhaps his staff is hiding more evidence Staff Member:
Madam has taken the key with her, sir A little bit of prodding Uttar Pradesh Forest Officer: Go, open the door! Quickly revealed the scale of the business
they are running Both offline and online Most of these guys sell products online Because anonymity is maintained online This is how our digital revolution is happening, cashless Look at the efficiency of the system these days A snake charmer who is hunting in the forest Is getting an order because Somebody sitting in the US is buying it online Looks like we are pretty connected
with the digital revolution I think this should also be considered for
how the digital revolution is helping Decoy: They play with the superstitions of the people “Aura machine, we will fix your
love marriage, arranged marriage” “Hatha jodi can do all this” If hatha jodi is such a lucky charm,
why didn’t it work for him today? He had so many with him Look where he is now Several banned wildlife items Like hatha jodi, sea fans, seashells And ‘siyal singhi’ are seized from the operation Multiple bank accounts And multiple identities of the so called astrologer Are also seized For me the success of this operation Is the removal of the keyword ‘hatha jodi’
from e-commerce websites Say within 7 days If you search for hatha jodi online,
you should not find it The ongoing investigation since the arrest Has been conducted off camera The investigation continues to reveal shocking facts The so called astrologer we caught Allegedly has a big network of poachers and traders And has allegedly been doing
business internationally Both offline and online It was also revealed that the suspect
was an ex-Customs inspector We also need to go online for awareness We need to tell people that it’s bullshit Hatha jodi is not the root of a plant, it’s not a herb It is the penis of a monitor lizard Which is obtained by killing a
Schedule 1 protected animal It is a very serious crime ‘Astrologers’ like the one arrested
haven’t just been selling Protected wild animal parts But are in effect selling our national treasures Part of our ecosystem This operation, code-named Wildnet Is probably the biggest illegal
wildlife trade bust of recent times Since Operation Wildnet Most major e-commerce websites In coordination with WCCB Have taken down the listings of hatha jodi This has dealt a big blow to
the illegal trade of hatha jodi Hopefully, a fatal one

Randy Schultz

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100 thoughts on “Hatha Jodi: Busting The Illegal Monitor Lizard Organ Trade | 101 Underground

  1. Nir Chau says:

    These goons now have personal website selling online

  2. nirmala GOSAVI says:

    Shame on humanity 😔yes desh badal raha he

  3. Adam Skove says:

    Nice work guys

  4. Manish Arora says:

    https://www.amarujala.com/astrology/vastu/vaastu-tips-of-hatha-jodi, They aren't aware yet,

  5. Khondker Rifat Hossain says:

    We must stop this madness

  6. Prmanand Sharma says:


  7. Shourya veer kanwar says:

    I am using YouTube from the last 3 years but today I found the best channel . Brother you earned a fan

  8. Mangesh Kurwade says:

    7 months past , flipkart still lists hatha jodi

  9. Dare David says:

    Kill the market by purging the buyers. But since we can't do that, then RIP monitor lizards of india.

  10. amandeep singh says:


  11. amandeep singh says:


  12. vc184 Adhub says:

    Salute 101India team….. Thnx for thz information

  13. Vishal Vishwnathan says:

    Dear team 101,after watching your video I was shocked,such cruelty towards an endangered species,truly horrifying.Kudos to your effort,however there is still listing on an item called Siyar Singhi on AMAZON till today,i.e 24-08-2018….
    Siddhratan Gedar/Gidar singhi Energized and powerful https://www.amazon.in/dp/B071G5MG4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VF.FBbX1ZBDTC

  14. Adrian themost says:


  15. Puneet Singh says:

    Will search "hattha Jodi" on you tube and report "tantrik" /" benefits of hattha Jodi " videos as spam. This is the least I can do at this moment. Thanks 101 team.

  16. PRERIT MEHTA says:


    This articles are amplifier for the myths we have to get these down….

  17. PRERIT MEHTA says:


    Renowned patrika is also promoting articles regarding this…

  18. Zorem Sanga says:

    Just becoz INDIA majority is Hundu that means COWS are allow on the streets an on the road side… Where are the cow lovers. No offnce it really really dont have a good impact of this cow legally on the road side.. An even foreigner who r coming to India take a video an release that video in their country an People are laughing at us comeonn we need to wake up India

  19. raaz parwani says:

    I see it still available on all shopping sites.. flipkart.. snapdeal

  20. 4 buddies says:

    Jsk.. Hatha jodi kaha milegi… Original hatha jodi hume chahiye… Jankari de

  21. Nupam Puri says:

    quit reservation support general people.. income level reservation

  22. Karan Verma says:

    Wonderful job best of luck guys god bless you btw try to stop it on sites I found few now
    Karan Verma(Dubai United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪)

  23. Jyoti Rana says:

    And shocking news is… The top news channels are promoting them in astrology programs !

  24. Vinita Soni says:

    They are still sold on Snapdeal

  25. Jeetu Rao says:

    https://youtu.be/6g9QeODnWm8 he is making fool of people do something legal against him .I request to admin of this channel.

  26. Racism is SEXY says:

    In jiwo ko bhagwan manta to kitna acha diversity hota

  27. Racism is SEXY says:

    Gau ki raksha karte he Jo abb insano ki population takkar de rahe he in jiwo ka Kya hoga?

  28. akshey gupta says:

    Is this whole hathajodi thing fake?Or was this penis thing the duplicate of original one?

  29. Rohit S says:

    It is available on flipcart and craftsvilla.

  30. harvinder dhunna says:


  31. Mahendra Singh Uikey says:

    Still can find some links selling it
    Other is on justdial

  32. Sagar Namekar says:

    The great channel with great Videography

  33. Anshuman Shukla says:

    i was not aware that they are internal part of animal….

  34. Eswaresh Karnati says:

    Nice operation tq keep on doing and save ecosystem all the best from our Indians

  35. Don S says:

    377 hatha jodi users disapprove of this raid….
    Perhaps they can have better luck cutting and drying off their own penis

  36. Shabana Jahid says:

    Even this man promotes Hatha Jodi as a plant's part

  37. MIND BEAST says:

    Keep up the good work , India needs people like you to preserve Nature and it's habitants

  38. vinay ladwal says:

    And still a lot of indians are still believing in such scams pretending they are goodluck. And any one can guess he is not the only one doing this scam.

  39. vinay ladwal says:

    Even our news channels are supporting astrologers. Al last every thing happening is result of high illiteracy rate in india. Not only astrology , alot of communities are following wrong ritual and believes in the name of god just because of few people so called the dharma rakhsakh 😡.

  40. King Dwivedi says:

    Why killing innocent animals …..

  41. All video says:

    kuch nahi hoga dekhna sab chale jaayenge ye sab dikhawa hai ase logo ko pakad ne ka

  42. smriti gurung says:

    Look at the irony of our society…bullshit channels jus showing makeup n bollywood n all those useless things gets millions of subscribers n a channel like this is so underrated…wakeup people n hats off to 101India your contents are always awesome 👍

  43. Vijay Nadar says:

    Punish those demons

  44. Abhishek Mohan Singh says:

    01:57 = smoking cigarette and saving the wildlife and environment… whata hypocrite!

  45. Ali khan says:

    Ka baat hai rape case Ku light la Ra phir

  46. sachin rastogi says:

    It's still available online for India and other countries.

  47. Raj D says:

    There are many such people who cheat many innocent people in the name of God, astrology, palm reading, face reading, fore head reading… Catch those guys as well.. They are richer than anybody and they have properties in millions of rupees in the form of land, buildings, vehicles, cash, gold etc.

  48. RAGHAVA K says:

    U people did a great job. Heart fully thanks for saving animals.

  49. KARTAVYA SINGH says:

    Much respected .. Thanks guys for providing this valuable info and making us aware♥️😃

  50. Vidushi Sharma says:

    After searching on Google "buy hatha jodi " I found so many people selling it and usually it is shown as a plant product. Also . There ar ceramic hatha jodi available . I think people buy them in superstitions and even ceramic ones should be banned

  51. Vicky kumar says:

    Dosto 1 joke pls don't mind. Khud ke hatta Jodi se kuch na hua toh yeh chutiye poor monitor lizard Ka bechne chale, life mein inko jail Jana tha isliye crime karte Gaye.

  52. heryfin steven Salim says:

    Fuck this topic. There are still so much IT support scammers in india

  53. Kushal Rao says:

    Really It is very very bad, God will never bless this type of people

  54. Kushal Rao says:

    Please leave and let leave not only human all organism in world

  55. Vivek Nakum says:



  56. MAHA DEV says:

    Hindi me banaya Karo bhai

  57. new channel says:

    Hindi me hi bol liya karo BHAi

  58. Mandeep Dhaliwal says:

    Tudi behn ki choot hindi me bata deya karo. Channal app ka one ☝️ number ha bass ek kammi ha app hindi MA nahi bata te?

  59. gorav sharma says:

    हराम खोर अपने बाप को मारकर भी उसका…. निकाल कर बेच सकते है पैसे के लिये ,सालो हत्था जोड़ी पेड़ की जड़ से प्राप्त करो,पर उससे पहले पेड़ लगाओ भी, सालो पेसे कमाने के चक्कर मे प्रकृति का नुकसान मत करो हरामियों जो मजाक तुम प्रकृति के साथ कर रहे हो किसी दिन प्रकृति ने कर दिया तो लेने के देने पड़ जायेंगे

  60. Alex Tharoor says:

    Killing Cow is bad but not endangered animals ????

  61. sandeep sharma says:

    Mai hairan hu, Mai tantra khojte khojte kaha aa gya . Aur ab soch Raha hu ki hum kya paa lenege inn Masum janwaro Ko maar kar. Aur inki Jaan ki kimat Mai mujhe kuch nahi chahiye

  62. Rutvik Vithlani says:

    extent job ! salut

  63. Rajesh Kumar says:

    Original hatha Jodi kaha se milegi or ushki Pehchan kya h.u tube pe sirf public Ko murkh banaya ja Raha h koi bolta h ki ye gou se nikalo jati h koi bolta ki gala per ki had Hoti h Hazar Parkar ke PED ke nam ginwaye jate h Janki hakikat kuchh or hi h.

  64. Nikhil Singh says:

    Paytm PR ab bhi mil RHA h..inform the concern investigation department "brownroot plant k naam se"

  65. Shainaz Hussain says:

    Thanks for this survey and save dragons thank you so much

  66. Rohan Gaikawad says:

    9.25….10.00 kya bat boli he ladaki ne …wa 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌101% real ….agar kucha hota isa me to vo kaha hota ………

  67. Nisheeth Shukla says:

    How do these rascals do it? I am fucking scared of even a tiny Common house Gecko, That's why I don't like summers and specially Rainy season.

  68. Latha Reddy says:

    Hatts of to WCCB officiers And whole police team members… Did a great job..👍👍👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 Uncultured animals like killing those innocent reptiles n animals for their income purpose kills those people in a same way idiots. Cheating that its a plant root. … First of all believe god.. Not such things..supercious things… Less knowledged idiot astrologers only doing such illegal things bcoz of such country bruts astrologers… Well knowledged… Humanity based gud astrologers r getting bad nyms.

  69. Hardik vora says:

    You should make it in Hindi.
    Major portion of india who believes in this things, must see this video, but unfortunately they r not good at English or illiterate.

  70. Raj Mukherjee says:

    Original hathajodi is herbal product not an animal one.

  71. Raj Mukherjee says:

    See hathajodi plant in Google.

  72. sutal patal says:

    Not good…

  73. pallavi surwade says:

    How can i contact with u guys bcos lots of people sale this hathajodi in my city reply me

  74. hari prasad says:

    Just now I searched on Google , still Flipkart, Snapdeal are selling 101 please do something

  75. Bhagirathsinh Gohil says:

    Ye lizard organs. Nahi hai. Ye vanaspati hai.

  76. F K says:

    What a shame .. some culprits are selling our national treasure and our eco system !!

  77. Kushwaha Ayurved says:

    ये असली हथाजोड़ी नही है |

  78. Kushwaha Ayurved says:

    असली हत्थाजोड़ी एक पौध की जड़ होती है ,हमारे पास है |

  79. Mera Bharat Mahan says:

    I am a animal lover God gives them equal rights like us….some time my Hart questions me Why?..then I feel sad …don't killed animals..they are the beauty of nature…..

  80. osho seth says:

    In Andra pradesh too I have heard about illigal selling of king cobra , turtles , tortoise and many more . Why the forest department over there is not working on such issues . Why the things are going on . Please make a documentry or a short film and reveal the details .

  81. Rohit Puranik says:

    Great work team.
    Jay Hind

  82. Mani Pratap Singh says:

    This astrologer ' s name is Kalki Krishanan (he is ex customs officer), after his arrest his website www.astrodevam.com is still up and running. Looks like he out & doing the business as usual

  83. shashank kumar says:

    Good job guys

  84. raj s says:

    Bakara beep chkn bhi inligle hona chiye agr y inligle ha toh. Hatta jodi ka ek podha hota h y lizerd m se nhi hoti

  85. raj s says:

    Seaar singhi saari nakli h

  86. gardening ideas & tips hindu guru goyal says:

    Can i share your video in my channel i will give you credit for the sharing of your video. Pls reply

  87. THE SPHINX says:

    all these people do so much effort get the accused behind bars only to find out that he is out again as it is a bailable offence

  88. Akshay yadav says:

    Why don't you promote your channel more?

    Don't you think this channel deserves to be subscribed by every Indian?

  89. Lionand messi Messi says:

    Inka penis nikal ke in ke gale me dal do .

  90. dinesh prabhu says:

    Lucky charms. They go to the west and order lucky charm from India because they want to get rich by luck. What a bunch of retarded fudges. People it’s simple. When you see something illegal. Call these guys. They will get the work done. All the best 101.

  91. JAY GOYAL says:

    Scientific study-

  92. Fake News says:

    How to Catch Monitor Lizard in Goa (Famous Video):

  93. Ali Haider says:

    This is just because of illiteracy.!

  94. Anjali Muwal says:

    This is such a serious problm of most of humans .we just believe anyone……n we only think of our profit no matter what n who is paying for their bullshit profit…..#respect101….. salute….
    Kill those people..they kill nature..😐

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  97. shree Durga Pooja Bhandar lalit Dhanwani says:

    Please show me your contact number sir

  98. HARI KRISHNA says:

    https://youtu.be/cKEf3qCYiJk block this idiot

  99. ABiD khan says:

    Awesome work. 👌🏼🙏🏻💗.
    But lots of website still sale this on online. Maybe offline. Work is not done.

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