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Poachers apprehended in Intanki National Park

By EMN Updated: Mar 11, 2024 4:32 pm

DIMAPUR — Acting on a tip off from local informers about the presence of hunters in Intanki National Park (INP) near Pellhang village, a team of Intanki protection force on March 9 apprehended three parties involved in poaching and picnicking inside the park.

Assistant Conservator of Forests, Intanki National Park, in a press release, informed that the accused of first party were identified as Temjenwati, son of N Aliba and Imkongyapang Agem, son of Wati Agem, both from Chungtia village under Mokokchung district, but presently residing in Dimapur.

The duo was caught with one .22 rifle and two air guns and river fish in their possession.

The second party consisting of accused Papa Pauangchame, son of Hanglwa and Isape Taime, son Lungheuneing from New Beisumpui village, was also apprehended along with two bore guns and fishing nets, the release stated.

The accused of the third group identified as Seizabao Singsit, son of Ngohthang and Lamminlen Singsong, son of Lalkam from Pellhang village, were apprehended with two bore guns and some wild birds in their possession.

“The highest degree of protection to wild animals is accorded in the National Park and entering itself into National park without permission is a grave offence. Under Sec-51 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, killing of Schedule-I and Part-II of Schedule-II is a non-compoundable and non-bailable offence and imprisonment for 3 years which may go upto 7 years with fine of INR 10,000 or both,” the release informed.

It further said that criminal proceeding have been initiated against the accused as per Wildlife Protection Act 1972.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 11, 2024 4:32:55 pm
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