|Notorious poacher Sansar gets 6 years jail
Zeenews, Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 16:36
Delhi: Notorious poacher Sansar Chand was Wednesday sentenced to six
years jail term by a Delhi court in a case relating to seizure of a
leopard skin here in 1995, saying such offence should be dealt with
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Digvinay
Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on him while awarding the
maximum jail term prescribed under the Wildlife Protection Act.
court said that the offences relating to wildlife must be dealt with
strict punishment to bring down poaching incidents across the country.
The court raised concern over the rising menace of poaching.
various steps taken by the government across the globe, the offence
relating to wildlife are refusing to come down. In the Act, stringent
punishment is provided which is awarded time and again to contain the
offence, but still the situation does not seem to be improving," the
"In my considered view, such repeated offenders need
to be dealt with iron hands, more particularly when there have been
previous convictions and involvement in other similar offences," the