fined for Sambhar Death
9th Dec., 2004
In what is believed
to be the first instance of a person being penalised
for killing a wild animal due to negligence, a man was
fined Rs. 60,000 for hitting and killing a deer in a
road accident on 4 December 2004, on the Dehradun-Haridwar
The Bolero vehicle overturned in the accident that
occurred near the Lachchiwala Forest Picnic Spot. Mr.
Paramjit Singh, Director of the Anti-Poaching Cell of
the Uttaranchal Forest Dept. and Mr. R.S. Kenda, Wildlife
Warden, Dehradun, rushed to the scene and arrested the
The case was compounded with the hefty fine and the
vehicle returned to the owner.
“We hope this case will deter drivers from speeding
through forest areas” said Belinda Wright, Executive
Director of Wildlife Protection Society of India.