Punishment to Poachers upheld
Briefly translated from Gujarati
Six lions were killed in Babariya range of Fir forest in March – April 2007. Nineteen poachers, mainly bahiliyas from Madhya Pradesh, were convicted by Civil court of Junagadh. They were sentenced to three years imprisionment and Rs. 10,000 fine. Against this order, they appealed before Sessions Court, Junagadh Sessions Court rejected their appeal and confirmed lower court’s decision.