Monday, 1 June 2015

Accused acquitted in biggest wildlife seizure case

In one of the biggest and widely discussed wildlife seizure case reported from India in 1993, the accused was acquitted by trial court on 29 May 2015. The case dated back to August and September 1993 in which a joint team of wildlife and police officials seized 8 tiger skins, around 400 kg tiger bones, 43 leopard skins, 3 clouded leopard skins, 128 otter skins and other wildlife articles in Delhi.

During the course of trial, accused Pema expired and accordingly proceedings against him were abated in July 2008 and accused Sansar Chand was discharged prior to his death on March 2010. The remaining one accused Mohammed Yakoob is now acquitted by court.

The court was critical on investigation officer and observed that act of him is not upto the mark. 

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