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Tiger Poacher Convicted to Five Years Imprisonment

 

11 November 2011

An Alwar 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. 



 

 

 

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