Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Forest dept. employees arrested for tiger poaching

The Chandrapur forest division (Maharashtra) officials nabbed a five-member gang of poachers on 15 June 2012. Three of them were working for the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) as water hole observers. The five are being quizzed for their role in the chopping of a full-grown tiger in Borda. The mutilated carcass of a tiger sans head and paws, and cut into 10 pieces was recovered in Borda jungle along the Chichpalli-Borda road on May 18.

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