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TAKE ACTION : Justice for Leopard Killed in Haryana By Police for No Reasons - Naresh Kadyan

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Please be united to support the cause otherwise so called committee is going to give clean chit to the tainted Police officials as they are searching the way to dilute the killings of big cat - Abhishek Kadyan, media adviser to the OIPA in India.

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Friday April 23, 2010, 5:27 am
Thankyou Kadyan for your tireless work for animals. signed #2

Andrea H (30)
Friday April 23, 2010, 5:50 am
Noted and signed

Linda M (0)
Friday April 23, 2010, 7:33 am
noted, signed and shared.

everyone, please sign and share:

thanks so much

gerlinde p (161)
Friday April 23, 2010, 8:14 am
signed thankyou kadyan

Naresh K (1180)
Friday April 23, 2010, 5:42 pm
The killing of a leopard that strayed into a colony in Karnal by some police personnel on April 19 may boomerang on the policemen who fired the shots.

An inquiry has already been initiated and if it is established that the leopard was not a “man-eater”, a case of poaching could be registered against the policemen involved, highly placed sources in the Forest Department confided.

The top police brass here had described the “shooting” of the scared leopard as a “rare act of bravery” and also congratulated the policemen who pumped bullet into the animal. However, the police have a lot to explain that why the animal could not be captured or allowed to go its way as senior wildlife officers strongly felt that had the leopard not been confronted by the people, it would not have turned violent and attack the people.

Forest conservator Satyawan, who recorded the statements of the injured persons in the hospital on April 20 would record the statements of the policemen soon before submitting his report.

The post-mortem report confirmed that the leopard received three bullets in the stomach, head and left leg and six lathi blows that proved fatal.

The carcass of the leopard was cremated inside the forest complex near Mangalpur Chowk and it took about 20 hours to burn the body. A three-feet-deep pit was dug for cremation and the residual bones were buried in the same pit to ensure that these did not reach the wrong hands, forest officer Azad Singh said.

“Earlier we used to auction the bones and nails which fetched handsome returns but the practice have been abandoned as some unscrupulous people were using the auctioned bones as a shield to carry out their nefarious activities”, he added.

The Wild Life Preservation authorities were perturbed over killing of three leopards in the state in the recent past and describe the brutal killing of a leopard in Jind as totally “unprovoked and uncalled for”. The animal was in the field and was not attacking anyone then where was need to kill it”, they argue.

While the police could be in the dock for “avoidable killing”, the Forest Department too was also on the back foot for not providing tranquiliser guns in each forest range. Parvez Ahmed, Chief WildLife Warden, made an announcement to provide a tranquiliser gun to each DFO only after the killing of three leopards.

It was a sad commentary on the functioning of police and forest department who lacked co-ordination and failed to plan “bloodless” operation. The leopard could be easily overpowered and saved if the forest officials had tranquilizer guns and the injuries to people could also have been avoided, wild life lovers rued.

Parvez Ahmed said it was matter of concern that three leopards had been killed in the recent past in Yamunangar, Jind and Karnal and admitted that the forest officers did not have the tranquiliser guns.

The department had only five tranquiliser guns and now it has been decided to provide a tranquiliser gun to each DFO to avoid the recurrence of such incidents.

Highly placed sources in the department have scotched the rumours that leopards were coming from the Kalesar area along Yamunanagar due to water shortage, claiming that there was no migration of leopards from Kalesar.

gail dair (0)
Friday April 23, 2010, 6:49 pm
signed and noted thankyou

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Saturday April 24, 2010, 2:06 am
Noted, already signed. Thanks for all you do.

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Saturday April 24, 2010, 2:38 pm
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Monday July 26, 2010, 10:58 am
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