Sansar Chand discharged in poaching case

April 24th, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A city court Wednesday discharged Sansar Chand, who is facing several cases under the Wildlife Act, in a 16-year-old case of poaching. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alok Kumar Aggarwal discharged him of the charges of violating the Wildlife Act and poaching for lack of evidence in the case.

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police had Oct 27, 1992 raided a house in Nehru Vihar area of north Delhi and recovered more than 31 leopard skins, two tiger skins and skins of various endangered species, and also arrested two men, Om Prakash and Rajesh Kumar.

During interrogation, they said they were working for Sansar Chand. Om Prakash and Rajesh were booked under Sections 9, 49 and 49 A of the Wildlife Act.

Chand has more than 40 cases pending against him under the Wildife Act across the country.

He was arrested by the Delhi Police in 2005 and is lodged in Ajmer jail.

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