Civil Court Junior Division in Sakoli had convicted 18 persons for killing sambar deers in Nagzira wildlife sanctuary, Maharashtra on July 2004 and sentenced them to one year imprisonment and Rs. 900 fine each.
Chief Judicial Magistrate of Balaghat had convicted four persons for killing a sambar deer in the district on November 2004 and sentenced them to three years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine each.
Madhya Pradesh forest officials were raided the tents of organised poaching group based in Central India at near Gosalpur in Jabalpur district on 11 February 2015 and seized 8 skins of wild animals suspected to be of jackal and otters. In addition to this 14 leg-hold steel traps, skinning tools, lathies and other poaching equipments were also seized. 4 women present in the tent were arrested and men are absconding.
Two elephants were electrocuted on 10 February 2015, one from an illegal electric fence in Erode district of Tamil Nadu and other from live wire placed by poachers in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh bordering Tamil Nadu.
The Border Security Force (BSF) of India seized 185 Spotted black terrapins close to the Indo-Bangla border late on 29 January 2015. The turtles were being smuggled into Bangladesh near the Kalanchi Border Outpost in the Gaighata police station area of North 24-Parganas district, West Bengal. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46069295.cms