Chand Produced in Court
1st July 2005
trader Sansar Chand was produced before Mr. Manoj Jain,
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Tis
Hazari Court at 12.30 pm on 1st July'2005.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) applied for
police custody in all the new wild life matters handed
over to them by the Central Govt. Despite strong opposition
by the defense lawyers Mr. Anil Sehgal and Mr. Pramod
Dubey, the Court granted police custody of Sansar Chand
to the CBI, and ordered that he be produced again on
11th July'2005. However, the CBI stated that since Sansar
would have to be taken to more than 4 states across
India, a police remand of less than 10 days was insufficient
The court also took Sansar in judicial custody for
the five wild life cases pending against him in Tis
The Rajasthan police was represented by Sub-Inspector
from Manak Chowk Police Station, Jaipur, where a seizure
of leopard paws and claws took place in October 2004.
The court asked the Rajasthan Police to re-apply once
the CBI was through with Sansar.
Advocate Sudhir Mishra from The Wildlife Protection
Society of India (WPSI) actively assisted CBI counsel
Rajan Dahia and the Delhi Forest & Wildlife Deptt.
during the court proceedings.