Thursday, May 21, 2009

Six held for peacock trafficking in Gir

Six held for peacock trafficking in Gir
Times of India

RAJKOT: Six person have been arrested in connection with illegal peacock trafficking in Gir forest.

Deputy conservator of forest, Gir east, Dhari range, Manish Raja said that forest officials had caught a person with peacock in his car at Jashadhar checkpost.

Later, investigation showed that six persons, including two women were involved in this illegal activity.

The accused Chakubhai, Kiranbhai, Dadubhai 21, Jivanbhai and Radhaand Vilas were produced before a court in Una.

Forest officials say that all the accused were arrested under the Wildlife Protection Act.

According to Raja, one of the accused, Kiran was also declared absconding in a case of killing a peacock registered against him in Danhisar village in Maliya taluka of Morbi in 2008.

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