Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020 | Last Update : 04:18 AM IST

140th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra53560136843518306 Tamil Nadu3086492506805159 Andhra Pradesh2445491547492203 Karnataka1886111055993398 Delhi1461341316574131 Uttar Pradesh126722767212120 West Bengal98459671202059 Bihar8274154139450 Telangana8075157586637 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3433121832109 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland30119738 Arunachal Pradesh223115923 Chandigarh1595100425 Meghalaya11154986 Sikkim9105101 Mizoram6203230
  Metros   Mumbai  09 Jan 2017  Three in 14-day judicial custody over parrot, turtle sale

Three in 14-day judicial custody over parrot, turtle sale

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 9, 2017, 3:48 am IST
Updated : Jan 9, 2017, 7:02 am IST

The forest department had raided two shops in Crawford and arrested three persons on January 4.

The three men were arrested from Crawford Market on January 4; Hatchlings of parrots.
 The three men were arrested from Crawford Market on January 4; Hatchlings of parrots.

Mumbai: Three accused of illegal trading of various types of parrots and Indian Pond Terrapins have been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

The forest department had raided two shops in Crawford and arrested three persons on January 4. Santosh Kank, Range Forest Officer (RFO) said, “We are investigating the case and trying to find if others than these three accused, more people are involved in the illegal trade.” The three accused M Gulab Khan, Fayyaz M Shaikh, owner of the shop and Sandip More were arrested under Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 for trading protected wildlife species.

 

After the raid on January 4, Forest officials have said that they are searching more shops in Crawford market. “To nab illegal traders, we will have to conduct a sting as we did in this case by posing as customers,” said Forest official.   After the forest officials had received specific input, the raid was conducted with the help of Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS).

Twelve small parrots, four adult parrots, five Indian parrots out of which one died, six-spotted black Terrapins and nine-star turtles were seized from the three accused. After the raid, these protected species were immediately taken to the Thane Society of Prevention from Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) for medical tests. While the parrots were shifted to Katraj zoo in Pune, the turtles were sent to the Dahanu rescue centre, which is specially designed to treat turtles.

 

 After the forest officials had received specific input, the raid was conducted with the help of Plants and Animals Welfare Society (PAWS). PAWS’ Mumbai team, which was led by Sunish Subramanian & Nisha Kunju have collected information and evidence on illegal wildlife trade at Crawford Market.

Big Raid

  • Twelve small parrots, four adult parrots, five Indian parrots, six-spotted black terrapins and nine-star turtles were seized from the accused.
  • PAWS’ Mumbai team have collected information and evidence on illegal wildlife trade at Crawford Market.

Tags: forest department, raid, wildlife protection act
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)