Wildlife smuggler Sansar Chand gets bail

May 31st, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Wildlife smuggler Sansar Chand was granted bail by a Delhi court Thursday but he would remain in a jail in Rajasthan in connection with other cases.

Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Kumar Jain granted bail to Sansar Chand on a personal bond of Rs.25,000 and one surety of the same amount.

The bail was given in a case registered against him in June 2005 for violating the Wildlife (Protection) Act. He was arrested by police from Paharganj in central Delhi.

He was later taken into custody by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He is facing trial in various cases and currently lodged in a Jaipur jail in Rajasthan for various wildlife related offences.

The probe agency in 2005 filed a charge sheet against him under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, a first against any wildlife criminal.

He is an accused in numerous cases of poaching of tigers in the Sariska Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan.

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