Sunday, January 08, 2006
Tiger Skin seized by Sullia Police
On 07/01/06 (saturday), Sullia CPI Mr Shashidhar, on routine interrogation of an old offender Shivanath Rao 38 yrs of Sullia , discovered from his confession that he had stored a Tiger skin at the house of his servant. Immediately a team was formed and the premises raided and the Tiger skin along with two pairs of claws were seized. The value of the property is estimated at Rs 1,00,000/. Along with Shivanath another person Mohammed Hakeef 45 yrs of Shantinagar, Paichar village Sullia taluk has also been taken into custody in this regard. A case has been registered in Sullia PS Cr. No. 03/06, U/S 9, 39, 49B, 50 & 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. The exact source of the Tiger skin is to be established and the case is under investigation. Note: The Wildlife Protection Act 1972 provides for the protection of Wild animals, birds and plants and for matters connected therewith or ancillary or incidental thereto. Any person who contravenes any provisions of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder or who commits a breach of any of the conditions of any licence or permit granted under this Act, shall be guilty of an offence against this Act, and shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years or with fine which may extend to twenty five thousand rupees or with both.
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