|Tiger Poacher Convicted to Five Years Imprisonment
11 November 2011
court has sentenced a tiger poacher Surta Kalbeliya to 5 years
imprisonment, and a fine of Rs. 40,000, on 5th November 2011 in a case
dating back to 2005.
The accused had killed a tiger in
Sariska tiger reserve in May-June 2003 with the help of other poachers
including Juhru, and Kalya. These accused are also named in several
other tiger poaching cases in Sariska. Surta Kalbeliya has been
absconding since 2005 and was arrested by the Central Bureau of
Investigation in Mansa district of Punjab with the assistance of the
Wildlife Protection Society of India in October 2009.