Two arrested, 2 minors detained for poaching nine Siberian birds

  • | Monday | 4th December, 2023

Kanpur: Police have arrested two poachers and detained two minors in connection with a viral video which purportedly showed them carrying the migratory Siberian birds in the riverbed of the Ganga in Maharajpur area of the district on Sunday.The accused, identified as Vinod (28) and Rampal (45), have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and sent to jail, while two minors, who have been taken into custody, were produced before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB).We are now waiting for JJBs order for further action against them, said Maharajpur police inspector Abhishek Shukla, on Sunday.Wildlife officials identified the poached birds as bar-headed geese.Shukla said that some shocking facts came to fore during interrogation of the poachers.In the beginning, these people had caught three Siberian birds. Later, they blindfolded these birds and used them as decoys to catch six more migratory birds. According to locals, they caught around nine such birds in the past 4-5 days and sold them in the nearby markets for Rs 1000 a piece, the police inspector said.According to the police, the accused had been involved in the business of catching and selling Siberian birds for the last 10-12 years.We have also asked the forest department officials as to which species are the birds caught by the hunters in the viral video, the police inspector said.The poaching of migratory birds that fly from Siberia to wetlands in northern India to seek temporary shelter is a major cause of concern, said joint commissioner of police Anand Prakash Tiwari.Assistant commissioner of police (ACP), Chakeri, Santosh Kumar Singh said, Police on the basis of inputs from the accused are now zeroing in on other poachers involved in killing and selling Siberian birds. We will aunch a crackdown soon.We also published the following articles recentlyFour held in Uttar Pradesh for poaching Siberian birdsPolice in Kanpur have arrested two poachers and detained two minors after a viral video allegedly showed them carrying migratory Siberian birds in the riverbed of the Ganga in Maharajpur. The accused, Vinod and Rampal, have been booked under the Wildlife Protection Act and sent to jail. Two minors have been taken into custody and presented before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). The Maharajpur police inspector, Abhishek Shukla, stated that they are awaiting the JJBs order for further action against the minors.Calangute police arrest accused wanted in KeralaGoa police in Calangute have apprehended Omprakash, an accused in an attempted murder case in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala. Omprakash, 43, had fled Kerala and was staying in a resort in Calangute. He was caught by the Calangute police while driving a rented car. The Goa police handed him over to the Kerala police, who followed the legal procedure and took custody of him. Omprakash was subsequently produced in court before being transported to Kerala.Mumbai police arrest drug financier from SolapurThe Mumbai crime branch has arrested Kiran Kumar Birajdar, the main accused in the drug manufacturing factory in Solapur. Birajdar, who was lodged in Solapur jail, is the partner of the three previously arrested accused. He provided the MD Production lab equipment. In October, the police raided a manufacturing factory in Solapur and seized 8kg of MD, as well as recovered over 100kg of raw material. The police had also arrested Rahul Gawli, Atul Gawli, Jain, and Kailasm Vanmali.

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