Monday, 8 May 2017

Four leopard skins and 3 bear gall bladders seized in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand forest officials arrested two persons with 4 leopard skins and 3 bear gall bladders at Rudraprayag forest division on 7 May 2017.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/2-arrested-with-bile-pods-of-black-bear-and-four-leopard-skins/articleshow/58562390.cms

Three years imprisonment in seizure of traps and knife

In May 2007, Maharashtra forest officials detained six poachers from Madhya Pradesh and later arrested a person in connection with seizure of two iron traps and a knife in Wadsa forest division. Prosecution has proved in court that accused had set the trap for the purpose of hunting of tiger. After the trial JMFC - Desaiganj had convicted the accused and sentenced him to three years rigorous imprisonment and ₹ 2,000 fine.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Four persons convicted for poaching in Punjab

Four persons found to be engaged in hunting in forest areas under PS Sadar, Roopnagar in January 2014 were confessed their crime and court had convicted the accused. The court is of the considered view that it is fit case where the benefit of probation should be granted to the convicts. Thus, all the convicts are ordered to be released on probation on their furnishing personal probation bonds in the sum of Rs.25,000/- each, thereby undertaking to keep peace and to be of good behaviour for a period of Six months, to appear and receive sentence as and when called during this period. The convicts were further burdened with Rs.1000/- each as costs of litigation.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Tiger electrocuted in Maharashtra

More than a year after Jai the tiger went missing, his son, Srinivas, who was radio-collared last year, was found electrocuted in the Naghbid forest range that falls under the Brahmapuri forest division of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/tiger-jai-s-son-srinivas-found-electrocuted-in-maharashtra-forest-officials-suspect-poaching/story-FuFkJEwbNlj03OwHsiGuMJ.html

Villagers killed two leopards

Yesterday villagers killed two leopards one each in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara district of Maharashtra.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Six years imprisonment for hunting spotted deer in tiger reserve

In March 2013 Dudhwa tiger reserve (Uttar Pradesh) officials were seized meat of spotted deer, 14 traps, other poaching tools, ration and arrested three persons in tiger reserve. After the trial, CJM court in Lakhimpur Kheri had convicted the accused for illegally entering tiger reserve, hunting deer and sentenced them to six years imprisonment and ₹ 1,00,000 fine each.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Two forest officers held for accepting bribe in Maharashtra

Two forest officers including a Range Officer were arrested by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) for accepting bribe from a contractor for releasing the payment of a work done in Wildlife Sanctuary.
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/two-foresters-held-accepting-rs-19-500-bribe-117042401305_1.html

Three years imprisonment for a person caught with leopard skins in Uttarakhand

In June 2013 Uttarakhand police had arrested a person with two leopard skins in Pithoragarh. Judicial Magistrate of Pithoragarh is now convicted the accused in this case for violating section 39 of Wildlife Protection Act and sentenced him to three years rigorous imprisonment and ₹ 10,000 fine.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Persons caught with parakeets convicted

100 parakeets were seized and two arrested in January 2017 by a joint team of Wildlife enforcement team of Govt. of NCT of Delhi and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. After the trial, court had convicted the accused and sentenced them with punishment till the rising of Court and both convicts are also directed to pay a fine of Rs. 7,500/- each for the offence U/s 51 of the Act.

1 rhino killed in Kaziranga, two more in north Bengal

Poachers were shot dead a rhinoceros and removed its horn in Kaziranga, in an another case bodies of two rhinos killed by poachers were exhumed in Gorumara National Park, North Bengal.
https://www.nagalandpost.com/ChannelNews/Regional/RegionalNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDExMzQwNA%3D%3D

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170422/jsp/siliguri/story_147587.jsp#.WP2n9dKGOM8

Poacher died in police action in Rajasthan

A 40-year-old man was killed and eight policemen were injured in Nagaur district of Rajasthan when members of a nomadic tribe attacked a police party which had gone to arrest him for allegedly poaching of wild animals.
http://www.ptinews.com/news/8632662_Suspected-poacher-killed--8-policemen-injured-in-clash-in-Raj.html

Friday, 21 April 2017

Two persons from Haryana caught with leopard skins convicted in Delhi

In December 2003 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested two persons from Panipat district of Haryana with two leopard skins and few fake skins in Delhi. After the long trial two accused were now convicted. Court ordered that "The leopard skin is specified in schedule I of the Act and thus the accused have contravened the provisions of Section 49 of the Act. However no evidence had been led on record to show that they were dealing in leopard skins. Therefore, no offence is made out U/s 49B(1) of the Act against accused persons. Accordingly, both the accused are held guilty and are convicted for the offence U/s 49 punishable U/s 51 of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.

Now, radio collar of missing tiger Jai’s son falls off

Maharashtra Forest officials and wildlife lovers pressed the panic button after the radio collar of tiger Shriniwas, son of missing iconic tiger Jai, was found in Nagbhid forest range. Exactly a year ago, a radio-collared Jai had went missing and officials are finding difficult to explain what happened to him.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/now-radio-collar-of-missing-tiger-jais-son-falls-off/articleshow/58287578.cms

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Three persons convicted for trading leopard skin in Delhi

In July 2010 Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested three persons with a leopard skin, after the trial a court in Delhi had found guilty in accused. Court states that "Parliament, in bringing a new legislation for protection of wild life was inspired by the urge to preserve what little is left of wild life. Rapid decline of India's animal wealth, one of the richest in the world once upon a time, would have caused concern not only to the Zoologists and Ornithologists but to all others who know the consequences of deforestation. Some of the rare species have already been wiped out of the earth and some others have reached danger mark predicting total extinction unless expeditious protective measures are adopted. Despite best efforts put in by the Government of almost all the countries across the globe, wild life offences are not coming down. Such case needs to be dealt with strictly to curb the wild life offences."

All three convict were sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for three years and a fine of Rs. 10,000/- each for the offence u/s 49 of Wild Life (Protection) Act. Further sentenced to undergo simple imprisonment for three years and a fine of Rs. 10,000/- each for the offence u/s 49-B(1). Both the sentences shall run concurrently.



Bear gall bladders seized in Dehradun

Uttarakhand police arrested a person with 2 bear gall bladders in Dehradun on 17 April 2017.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/dehradun/stf-seizes-2-bear-gall-bladders-deer-horn/articleshow/58228605.cms

Tiger poachers convicted in Maharashtra

In a tiger poaching case registered in Bhandra forest division on 2015, five poachers were convicted by court and sentenced to three years imprisonment.
http://thehitavada.com/Encyc/2017/4/18/3-years--imprisonment-for-Kuttu,4-others-in-tiger-poaching-case.aspx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Tiger killed a poacher in Uttar Pradesh

A group of poachers went inside the forest and poached a peacock were attacked by a tiger and one member of poaching group was killed in Lakhimpur Kheri district.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bareilly/man-killed-by-kheri-tiger-a-poacher-forester/articleshow/58199079.cms

Tiger poachers arrested in Betul

Tiger poachers whom were shot and paralyzed a tiger few days back were arrested in Betul, Madhya Pradesh.
https://punjabkesari.com/nation/8-madhya-pradesh/three-arrested-in-tiger-hunting-case/

Suspected lion cub smuggling in Gujarat

Gujarat forest department launched a massive search operation in the Rajkot and other parts of Gir region following information that a lion cub was kidnapped from near Sasan.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/suspected-lion-cub-smuggling-massive-search-launched/articleshow/58198040.cms

Two elephant calves killed in train accident

Two elephant calves were killed in train accident near Haldi Road railway station, Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand.
http://www.patrika.com/news/miscellenous-india/uttrakhand-two-elephants-died-in-train-accident-1555373/

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Elephant dies after being hit by goods train in Odisha

A female elephant aged about four years was killed yesterday evening after being hit by a goods train near Pattasahi railway station under K. Balang police limits in Odisha’s Sundergarh district.
http://odishasuntimes.com/2017/04/12/elephant-dies-after-being-hit-by-goods-train-in-odisha/

Forest guard convicted for accepting bribe

Special Judge, ACD Cases in Udaipur, Rajasthan had found guilty in a forest guard who accepted ₹1,100 as bribe in June 2005 and sentenced him to two years rigorous imprisonment and ₹10,000 fine.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Three years imprisonment for killing birds in tiger reserve

A court in Alwar, Rajasthan had convicted a person for killing birds in Sariska tiger reserve on July 2011 and sentenced him to three years imprisonment and ₹ 25,000 fine each for violating various sections of Wildlife Protection Act.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Killing of poacher: Police book forest official for murder

In Karnataka a forest officer who had won the ‘Best Wildlife Protector’ award from the Forest Department for 2013-14 for performing his duty diligently and honestly today stands accused of murder. Deputy Range Forest Officer Ravi of Doddaalahalli section, Sangam Range, Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary has been booked under IPC Sections 302 and 201 by the police for causing the death of an alleged poacher Gurumurthy on March 16.
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2017/mar/22/sathanur-police-book-forest-official-for-murder-1584202.html