Forest official suspended over death of two tigers in Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve

  • | Thursday | 6th August, 2020

The carcass of radio-collared MT-2 tiger was found at Beora Talai in MHTR on Monday, 48 hours after its death, which, experts said, showed that the movement of the tigers was not being monitored.

The Rajasthan government has ordered an inquiry and has suspended two forest officials after two radio-collared tigers died in newly created Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve (MHTR) within 15 days.

Assistant forest conservator Rajesh Kumar Sharma and forest ranger Makkhan Lal Sharma were suspended on the charges of negligence in discharge of government duty.

According to a government order, an inquiry has been set up to determine the cause of the death of tigers MT-3 and MT-2; to enquire into the circumstances that led to the deaths and to establish laxity on part of any officers/ staff if any.

The government has also directed to affix responsibility accordingly and to review the existing systems of management in the tiger reserve including monitoring protocols, identifying lacunae, if any, and suggest ways to improve and strengthen facilities and systems.

The carcass of radio-collared MT-2 tiger was found at Beora Talai in MHTR on Monday, 48 hours after its death, which, experts said, showed that the movement of the tigers was not being monitored.



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