Man arrested for allegedly poaching chinkara

  • By TOI
  • | Sunday | 6th May, 2018

AHMEDABAD: A man was arrested for allegedly poaching a chinkara in Amreli district of Gujarat, a forest department official said today. "An FIR was lodged against them under section 9 (2) of the Indian Wildlife Act , 1960 for illegal hunting, and further investigation is underway," he said. "During patrolling last night, our officials arrested a man for killing a chinkara ( Indian gazelle ) near Bhad in Dhari taluka," said T Karuppasamy, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Gir (East) Division.Forest officials reached the spot soon after the animal was shot dead by three poachers using a country-made pistol, Karuppasamy said.The officials nabbed one of them while the other two managed to flee, he said.

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