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Karnataka: ‘Hundreds of Forest Offence Cases Pending


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BENGALURU: Wildlife experts have accused the state Forest Department of failing to investigate or prosecute offenders in hundreds of cases pertaining to Nagarhole Tiger Reserve (NTR), the country’s most precious tiger habitat. They claim investigations are still pending in a whopping 83 per cent of the cases.Documents accessed under the Right to Information (RTI) by Wildlife First, an NGO, have revealed that out of the 704 cases registered as on September 17, 2013, investigations have been completed and complaints or chargesheets filed in only 120 cases.Read at: ?Hundreds of Forest Offence Cases Pending - The New Indian Express

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MANOJ B. PATEL

Wildlife Experts should file A PIL in Hon'ble High Court praying for direction to forest department to expedite the investigation of pending cases.

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