Bhopal: The cases of crime are increasing in Madhya Pradesh these days. Now in the case that has come up recently, three accused caught with pangolin have been sent to jail. All the accused are said to be residents of Seoni and it is feared that this rare wild animal may have been sold completely. It has been told in the whole case that the State Tiger Strike Force has succeeded in capturing a pangolin by arresting three accused in a joint operation of Jabalpur and North Seoni Forest Department.
On the whole matter, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) Alok Kumar says, “On the information of the informer, the rarest wild animal pangolin was found alive in the possession of three motorcycle riders. All the three accused are residents of Seoni. A forest offense has been registered under various sections of the District Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and has been produced in a Lucknow court and sent to jail. The motorcycle mobile used in the crime has also been confiscated.
In this case, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests has appealed to the general public to cooperate in preventing the loss of wild pangolin by informing the nearest forest officer or police on getting information about such criminal acts. This is not the first such case, but in the past also such shocking cases have come to the fore.