Intel says Poachers on the prowl in Gir again
Times of India
Intelligence inputs warn of a gang of poachers, who have become active in an around Sasan Gir. Forest department officials said that the intelligence input was received from the Centre that a gang was active in the area, trying to poach lions, especially in the area outside Sasan Gir. The Centre had asked the government to keep a watch especially in these areas.
Investigations on this tip-off pointed at possibilities of a gang from Madhya Pradesh. The CID crime which had investigated the case in 2007 had passed on the specific information to the forest department.
Meera Ramnivas, inspector general CID (Crime) said that the department had got inputs of a gang getting active in the area and the same was sent to forest department. She said that the catch on Friday night was the success of a similar input.
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