Maneka Gandhi demands arrest of Tigress T1 shooter, foresters booked

NAGPUR: After the report via National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) nailed Hyderabad-based sharp shooter Asghar Ali Khan and his team for obtrusive lapses in getting rid of Pandharkawda tigress T1, union kid and women welfare minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday demanded his instant arrest, and motion against forest officers too.

“The NTCA report has vindicated my stand about serious lapses in T1 killing. There will also be no exceptions, and officers in-charge of the operation should even be got rid of and booked for colluding with the shooter. The state executive should take motion now,” stated Gandhi.

When requested whether or not she used to be going to move court at the factor, Gandhi stated, “First allow us to see what motion executive takes against the erring shooter and officers, then we will be able to come to a decision the plan of action.”

As reported via TOI on Thursday, the NTCA findings have now not most effective nailed the shooter, but have also forged aspersions at the leader natural world warden, who delegated powers vested below Section 11(1) (a) of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 to Yavatmal CCF (territorial) PG Rahurkar, authorizing Shafath Ali Khan to capture or eliminate T1.

NTCA report states, “Chief natural world warden can delegate all powers below Section five(2) of WPA 1972, aside from powers vested below 11(1) (a), which empowers him to allow someone to capture or eliminate (Schedule I species). This is violation of Section five(2) of the stated Act.”

The NTCA report also calls for ballistic and forensic report, and other lab studies in conjunction with ultimate submit mortem report as proof to additional corroborate its findings.

However, Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSC), Nagpur, has taken a stand that no ballistic analysis will also be carried out unless the weapon utilized in killing the tiger is submitted. Even after a month other forensic and lab studies have also now not been submitted.

Now that the NTCA report has nailed Asghar Ali Khan, a piece of natural world professionals and even forest officers stated, on situation of anonymity, “A probe should be initiated against Khan below WPA 1972 via registering an offence. The NTCA has made it clear that Asghar killed T1 illegally.”

However, they stated, it is tough whether or not officers concerned can be transparent. “Despite understanding who killed T1, a POR used to be registered against an unknown individual to dilute the offence. There is drive on investigation officer (IO) to not cross forward with Khan probe. There is wilful violation of various SOPs of NTCA.”


As in keeping with the SOP to handle tiger deaths “all tiger deaths can be thought to be as poaching till it is proven as natural demise or another way. Hence, the IO shall publish detailed inquiry report back to leader natural world warden”.


“If ballistic analysis isn't executed, how will the general report be submitted to leader natural world warden below Section 11(2) to turn out self-defence idea. The case can be closed clandestinely. Even after issuing summons to Asghar, he isn't turning up. This presentations his conceitedness and therefore POR should be registered against him,” they informed TOI.


The NTCA report also states that Khan does now not take into accout the instant incidents and taking place after shooting T1. “He did not act on repeated verbal exchange via forest division to publish the guns used and empty cartridge for additional scrutiny. He failed to provide his personal all India weapon licence to the NTCA committee, which he claimed to own in his written statement. This indicates that he's hiding data,” it stated.


Maneka Gandhi demands arrest of Tigress T1 shooter, foresters booked Maneka Gandhi demands arrest of Tigress T1 shooter, foresters booked Reviewed by kailash soni on December 08, 2018 Rating: 5
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