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Leopard Killed Again By the Haryana Police in Karnal Today - Naresh Kadyan

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Leopard killed by the Haryana Police in Karnal today for no reasons.........shame. The International Organization for Animal Protection - OIPA in India and PFA Haryana demanding the criminal proceedings against all accused, said Abhishek Kadyan of OIPA.

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gail dair (0)
Monday April 19, 2010, 12:05 am
very sad thanks

Monday April 19, 2010, 1:32 am
ohhh no

Margaret S (64)
Monday April 19, 2010, 3:03 am
Shame on them,so sad to see such a animal killed,thanks Kadyan.

Aimee M (91)
Monday April 19, 2010, 5:56 am
I wish people would not post pics like thi on Care2 the story is more than enough.

Naresh Kadyan (1180)
Wednesday April 21, 2010, 8:59 am
Even as the recent killing of two leopards in Karnal and Jind districts has attracted criticism by animal rights activists, Haryana Forest Minister Ajay Singh Yadav on Tuesday ordered a departmental enquiry and directed Financial Commissioner Keshni Anand Arora to submit the report immediately.

Responding to queries as to how the two leopards were killed in the State during a short span of time, he said it was very unfortunate as the State Government was making strenuous efforts to protect the animals.

It may be recalled that animal rights activists led by Naresh Kadyan have raised a hue and cry over the lackadaisical functioning of the Wildlife Department and the “police action'' which apparently killed the two animals.

Mr. Kadyan told this correspondent that it was shocking a three-year-old leopard which had strayed into human habitation in Karnal was killed by the police in the presence of Wildlife officials who had failed to handle the situation using proper equipment. The killing of the leopard in Jind had also taken place in similar circumstances, he added.

Mr. Kadyan further charged that the police had killed the two animals without permission of the competent Wildlife authority. He emphasized that the Wildlife officials lacked training and proper equipment.

Meanwhile, Mr.Yadav asserted that stringent action would be taken against those officers who were found guilty. He added that he had sought the report from the Department why sufficient tranquilising guns had not been procured as it had only five such guns in its arsenal.

Mr.Yadav, however, said there was no need to train the forest officers to tackle such problems as they were “trained'' and they attended seminars and workshops to update their knowledge.

He revealed that 25 to 30 leopards could be in the State in the Shivalik Hill Range, Morni and Kalesar Forests in Panchkula and Yamunanagar districts. Mr. Kadyan said criminal proceedings should be initiated against those guilty under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972.

Keywords: Haryana, Ajay Singh Yadav, Karnal, wild leopards, Naresh Kadyan

Naresh Kadyan (1180)
Thursday April 22, 2010, 6:20 pm
The Karnal leopard killing case took a new turn today with noted environmentalist and wildlife activist Naresh Kadiyan lodging a complaint against the police personnel involved in the shooting of the “big cat” under Section 9 of the Wildlife Protection Act and penalties under Section 51.

Kadiyan, who lodged the complaint against sub-inspector Som Pal and others in the Sadar police station, said the “brazen act” of the police tantamounted to “poaching” and punishable with imprisonment up to three to seven years and a fine of Rs 25,000. He also demanded that the case be investigated by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.

However, local villagers took a diametrically opposite stand and maintained that the policemen acted to save their lives and announced to publicly honour the policemen.

In fact, the Forest Department was to be blamed for the incident as it failed to capture the leopard and rescue the people under attack.A case should be registered against the forest officials concerned who did nothing to save the people from attacks by wild animals and not against the policemen who killed the leopard to save innocent people, they argued.

Meanwhile, Naresh Kadiyan launched a “light a candle” campaign on the Internet to pay homage to the dead leopard and to create awareness about wildlife protection among people.

Kurt van der Blom (20)
Monday July 26, 2010, 11:20 am
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