Tuesday, March 10, 2009

On held for Chinkara death in Amreli

On held for Chinkara death in Amreli
Times of India
Print Edition

State forest department on Monday lodged a case of hunting of Chinkara under section 9 and 11 of wild life Protection act and arrested a person from Chhatariya village of Amreli district on the outskirts of Gir Forest. MM Sharma, conservator of forest (Gir) said that a farmer identified as Nuruddin Chavda was booked by the forest officials. Sharma said, "The accused had laid a trap using clutch wire of scooter to protect his farm from wild animal. Meanwhile, a chinkara got trapped in it late on Sunday night and died. Carcass of the animal was found intact and it was clear that the trap was laid to protect the farm and no to poach it.

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