Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Poachers' produced before court after 7-day remand


Ahmedbad Newsline- Sibte Husain Bukhari


Junagadh, April 21: THE seven-day remand period for the fourteen persons arrested from Una and Bhavnagar in connection with the lion poaching incident killing 8 lions in Gir forest and Bhavnagar district ended on Saturday.


The accused, who belong to a tribal gang from Madhya Pradesh and comprise of seven men and seven women, were produced before the first-class magistrate court, Una town on Saturday evening by the investigating agency CID(crime), which demanded a further 10-day remand. However, the order is awaited on that request.


Those arrested have been identified as Sherbai Adivasi, Sanajbai Darkara, Sarojbai Banuji, Ramkalibai Kashira, Ramkunwar, Mantasbai Kutar, Minsaribai Ujawan, Fatusing Aadiwasi, Khalangsing Kuresing, Jagmohan, Gidgon Kuresing, Gulrasing, Kutar Aadiwasi, and Mojarsing. Out of the 70 persons including men, women and minors detained by police in Una and Giragdhada town in Junagadh district and Bhavnagar railway station, 14 were arrested while the rest were sent to a juvenile home.


CID crime has been investigating the three poaching cases but hasn’t divulged any details about the probe’s progress since a month and a half.

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