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Rigorous Imprisonment for Elephant Poaching



24 January 2007

Four people were sentenced to three years Rigorous Imprisonment and fines of Rs. 10,000 each for poaching an elephant in Kerala. Five others were given three years Simple Imprisonment and fined Rs. 10,000 each, while one person was given the benefit of doubt and let off.

The Judicial Magistrate First Class of Mananthavady, Kerala, passed the sentences on the accused for killing an elephant on 30 March 2003 in Tholpetty Range, Wyanad Wildlife Sanctuary. Five people accused in the present case are also facing trial in another elephant poaching case that occurred on 21 March 2003, in the same area.

WPSI, which assisted the prosecution, congratulates Range Officers Mr. CV Rajan and Mr. Sunil Kumar for preparing an excellent case, where forest department also managed to recover a pair of tusks and the gun used for the killing.

 





 

 

 

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