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16 Poachers Get 5-Yr Jail for Killing Gir Lions

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In a landmark judgment in any wildlife poaching case in the country, a tribal gang of 16 from Katni in Madhya Pradesh was sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment for killing Asiatic lions of Gir by a Bhavnagar court.

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. (0)
Friday February 27, 2009, 6:42 am
5 years? Not to bad,but could have been more.But without parole i hope.Let them think in jail about what they did.Thanks Cher

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Friday February 27, 2009, 11:08 am
Actually, I had wished they served 5 ADDITIONAL years. Another article mentioned that, as they served over a year in prison, they were to serve 3 more years. Anyway, I hope this is an example to those who want to poach that there will be some punishment.

Gillian M (218)
Friday February 27, 2009, 12:50 pm
Finally, they are starting to get tough with poachers
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