| Chandigarh |
November 12, 2020 3:43:32 am
A Wildlife Crime Management Bureau (WCCB) workforce from Delhi in a joint operation with Haryana wildlife wing nabbed two males poachers and seized two spears and eight leg-hold snare traps from them within the forest space close to Babain village on Kurukshetra outskirts. 4 others managed to flee.
The arrested duo had been recognized as Bittu and Shiv Kumar, each from a tribal neighborhood settled within the suburban areas of Kurushetra.
A WCCB officer stated, “Our volunteers acquired the details about the group of poachers. We contacted the state wildlife division. A raid was carried out Monday evening. 4 of the alleged poachers managed to flee and two had been caught. Spears hooked up with wood sticks used for killing the trapped animals and leg-hold traps, referred to as kudki, had been recovered from them””.
Leg-hold snares are used for trapping wild boars, large cats, stags. Wildlife specialists stated that restoration of eight snares signifies that forest areas in Haryana are vulnerable to the poaching. “The presence of massive cats could be very skinny round Kurukshetra. However the forest space, from the place the 2 suspects had been caught, has a sizeable inhabitants of untamed boars, sambhars, stags,” an knowledgeable stated.
ML Rajvanshi, CCF (Wildlife), Haryana, stated the duo was fined underneath part 51 of Wildlife (safety) Act, 1972. “As no cover, bone or any such merchandise was recovered from them, they had been challaned and let off after they paid penalty. The names of their accomplices are being ascertained,” Rajvanshi stated.
In September 2018, a workforce of WCCB had arrested 4 individuals and recovered leopard pores and skin from them close to Nalagarh in Solan district. In July 2019, three males had been apprehended for looking monitor lizards in Panchkula.
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