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Gujarat: 12 Booked After Video Shows Lion Being Lured With Cow As Bait For ‘Illegal Show’


Junagadh, Nov 21: The Gujarat forest division has registered an FIR in opposition to 12 individuals after a viral video confirmed a bunch of individuals gathered to observe an “illegal show” wherein a lion is seen killing and feasting on a cow that was tied to a pole and used as a bait at a village in Gir forest of Junagath, an official stated on Sunday. As per the investigation carried out into the incident to date, this unlawful present was organised at a village in Devaliya vary of Gir forest on November 8, he stated. Leopard Mauls 10-Year-Old Boy to Death in Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni District The Gir forest nationwide park and wildlife sanctuary, also referred to as Sasan-Gir, is called the (*12*) of Asiatic lions. “We have filed an FIR against 12 unidentified persons and three persons have been detained for questioning. The action was taken on the basis of a video which shows a group of people gathered to watch an Asiatic lion kill a cow tied to a pole. The organiser used the cow as bait to attract the lion for the illegal lion show,” Deputy Conservator of Forest (Junagadh), S Okay Berwal stated. In the video, the lion is seen feasting on the carcass even because the individuals within the group watch it from a distance. Some of them are seen recording the present on cellphones. “It is a classic case of a lion show, where someone set up a bait to attact the lion. Investigation so far has revealed that the show was organised on November 8, and we are trying to determine whether the participants were also from outside. Further investigation is underway to arrest the main accused in the case,” Berwal stated. The accused individuals have been booked below numerous sections of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, together with sections pertaining to looking (part 9), the official stated. Madhya Pradesh: Five Booked for Hunting Leopard in Indore; Skin, Nails Recovered Earlier this 12 months, a court docket in Gir Somnath had sentenced six individuals to a few years in jail for harassing an Asiatic lion by organising one such present. The video confirmed a person luring a lioness by dangling rooster as bait. (This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, SociallyKeeda Staff might not have modified or edited the content material physique)



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