Friday, March 07, 2008

Asiatic Lion Poacher Prabhakaran refused bail


Asiatic Lion Poacher Prabhakaran refused bail

Divya Bhaskar (Briefly translated From Gujarati)

Six Gir lions were poached in Babariya range in Gir Forest (apart from other two at Bhanderiya village) in March 2007. Prabhakaran, one of the twenty-one accused and resident of Karnataka was in possession of Tiger skins worth Rs. 18 lacs when caught.

One of the female accused had list of important mobile phone nos. which helped investigators to track network spread as far as Hyderabad, W.Bengal, Silgudi and China. Police also suspect that kingpin is from Mumbai and not from Madhya Pradesh. Police also found that poachers had detailed information of Gir villages like Hubli, Haliyal, Ghantwad etc. Thus police is also working hard to find out local people involved in the case.

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