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Woman gets five years RI for poaching tiger

 

PTI – Thu, Apr 7, 2011 2:17 PM MYT

Lakhimpur (UP), Apr 7 (PTI) A woman from Haryana was sentenced to five years of rigorous imprisonment, along with a penalty of Rs 50,000, by a local court for poaching a four-year-old tiger in January 2007.

The tiger was killed in Kishunpur Sanctuary here on January 7, 2007, following which an inquiry was ordered by the Uttar Pradesh government, Deputy Director of the sanctuary Sanjay Pathak said.

During the investigation, Dalipo, a female poacher from Haryana, was named as the main accused. She was later arrested and a case under the Wild Life Protection Act was also lodged against her and her accomplices, Pathak said.

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