Top Panel





Home :: News :: 14042015
Conviction in 13 Year Old Tiger Poaching Case



April 14, 2015

On 10 April 2015, the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Katni, convicted 6 poachers for shooting a tiger and skinning it in Bahoriband range of Katni division, Madhya Pradesh in January 2002. Two firearms including one muzzle loading gun, and a 12 bore gun, were seized from the accused at the time. One of the persons convicted in this case was the president of the Van Suraksha Samiti (Forest Protection Committee) at the time of the incident.

The forest department prosecutor in this case, Ms. Manjula Srivastava, deserves special credit for her hard work and perseverance. This included the use of handwriting experts to establish the authenticity of the post mortem report for the tiger, since the veterinary doctor who had written it passed away during the course of the trial.

The accused were convicted to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000 each. On request by the prosecution, the court directed the fine amount of Rs. 60,000 to be given to the forest department as compensation, for its use in forest protection.



 

 

  Untitled Document
 Search:





NGO STATEMENTS & CAMPAIGNS

 Round 2: Tiger Temple Takedown


Previous



Vacancy Announcement




TIGER NEWS


 Tiger poacher snared after 15-yr hunt, 20th  Oct., 2016

Barring China, other member countries of CITES unanimous on curbing tiger farming for trade, 6th  Oct., 2016

TIGER DEATHS IN 2017
 Mortality                 64
 Poaching &             
 Seizures                  27
___________________
       Total                   91

TIGER DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                  82
 Poaching &              50
 Seizures                   
___________________
       Total                  132


TIGER POACHING 1994-2016

WILDLIFE NEWS


A jumbo nightmare 21st  Oct., 2016

How 1,200 trains running through India’s protected areas pose grave danger to its sensitive wildlife 12th  Oct., 2016


LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2017
 Mortality                227
 Poaching &            138
 Seizures             
___________________
       Total                   365



LEOPARD DEATHS IN 2016
 Mortality                 282
 Poaching &             154
 Seizures             
___________________
       Total                  436
     

LEOPARD POACHING 1994-2016


TIGER RESERVES
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve Map 

Bandhavgarh


 
Untitled Document
  About us | ProjectsNewsThe TigerDonations | How To Help Links| Publications | Crime MapsFAQsContact Us

Wildlife Protection Society of India. All material is protected by law.