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Old 8th December 2008, 11:32   #1
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Default Dreaded tiger poacher arrested in MP

Since there are a lot of wildlife enthusiast on this forum I thought I would share this good news with them forwarded to me by my friend who works in wildlife preservation in India.

Tiger Poacher Dariya Arrested
A notorious tiger poacher, Dariya, was arrested by the Katni Forest
Department on 27 November 2008, with information and assistance provided by
Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI).
Dariya was apprehended at the Katni Railway Station in a joint operation of
the Forest Department and WPSI. He had in his possession a tiger trap, a
leopard trap, a knife and other poaching equipment. The bail application of
Dariya was rejected by the Judicial Magistrate of Katni on 5 December 2008.
Dariya has been arrested in a number of wildlife cases throughout India in
the past. In July 2000, two leopard skins were seized from his residence by
police in Pinjore, Haryana. In November 2005, he was arrested again at
Katerniaghat Wildlife Division, Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, with poaching
equipment and served a five and a half month jail term from 2005 to 2006, in
Bahraich, UP. After being released from jail in Bahraich, he was an accused
in a case involving the seizure of a fresh tiger skin in December 2006 on
the Indo-Nepal border by the paramilitary personnel of the Sashastra Seema
Bal (SSB). The tiger is thought to have been killed in Valmiki Tiger
Reserve. Dariya is an absconder in this case and is still wanted by the
Bihar authorities.
By coincidence, another tiger poacher by the name of Dariya was arrested in
Corbett Tiger Reserve in April 2008. These are two separate individuals.

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Old 8th December 2008, 12:42   #2
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Thats good news for the ever dwindling tiger population in India. I hope he is not allowed to go scott free like he has was allowed the previous occassions. He should not be allowed to come out of jail at all (my personal opinion is he should get death sentence).
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Unfortunately, as you can make out from the news item, the worst case scenario is he will get a sentence of something like six months and then be free again to kill wildlife. Our laws need to change.
Killing a protected wild animal should be treated with the same if not more seriousness as killing a human being and should be punished with capital punishment.
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Justice is even tougher in these cases because the poachers are not the only ones involved. There's a wide nexus that usually involves the police, the villagers & in rarer cases some forest dept employees.
Almost everyone knows the identity of the poachers, yet fail to catch them & if they do this is the sort of token jail term that they get.
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I guess the max penalty is like 3 years for these guys. Well its time India starts taking tigers in the jungle as serious business as i really dont want to show my kids or grand kids the tigers in the zoo and say see this magnifiecient animal used to live in the jungle before!
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Great News, only thing that would make it better is if he's thrown into a pit with hungry tigers , that would be quite the irony
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He should have been asked to put his manliness in one of the traps he sets up for the tigers. Why didnt they just shoot him...
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