Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Govt to refer tiger killing case to Goa Wild Life Board

Govt to refer tiger killing case to Goa Wild Life Board

STAFF WRITER 14:17 HRS IST

Panaji, Sept 15 (PTI) The state government will refer the forensic report in the Royal Bengal tiger killing case to the Goa State Wildlife Board.

"The opinion of State Wildlife Board would be sought to resolve whether or not the animal remains should be sent for retesting in another government-approved forensic laboratory," State Forest Minister Filip Nery Rodrigues said.

The investigations into the alleged tiger poaching in Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary are in a state of flux after the forensic report from Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) revealed that remains of the animal sent from Goa were not that of tiger.

The forensic findings, sent to Chief Conservator of Forest Dr Shashi Kumar last week, contradicted the circumstantial evidences collected by the Forest Department during its month-long probe.

The Minister said that Wildlife Board headed by Chief Minister Digamber Kamat will take a call on the issue.

http://www.ptinews.com/news/283002_Govt-to-refer-tiger-killing-case-to-Goa-Wild-Life-Board

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