Lohit forest dept. files FIR against poaching

TEZU, Mar 20: The Lohit Forest Department has filed an FIR against some unknown miscreants at Tezu Police Station on March 19 based on Facebook posts which showed the miscreants (two others without face shown) posing with several dead exotic birds and air rifles purported to be the weapons used for killing.
In a press release, DFO S Manyu informed that such wanton killing is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 (amended up to 2006) and can lead to imprisonment of up to seven years.
The police are currently on a hunt for the illegal poachers.
DC Danish Ashraf said that under the recent guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, all air rifles and guns need licenses from the district administration. He asked the gaon burahs to take a note of this rampant misuse.
The DFO also requested for support from all civil societies to support the cause of “Save Forest & Wildlife for Brighter Lohit” to contain wildlife and forest related offences. He said that wildlife resources are open treasures of the state and a handful of forest officials cannot control its destruction unless the civilians come forward in support.
He also urged the public to report any wildlife and forest related offences to the Forest Department at 9436289478/ 8974130914/ 940200925/ 9615556854. Name of informers shall be kept secret and they will be appropriately rewarded as per approved departmental rates in case of information leading to seizure of wildlife meat. (DIPRO)

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