Four individuals have been apprehended for their involvement in hunting a black deer and consuming its meat in the Dalkhania region of Gir Forest in Amreli district. The arrested individuals are Ramesh Charola (35), Pravin Charola (35), Mukesh Charola (33), and Bala Charola (59). Although the crime was committed on October 17, it was on Thursday night that the forest officials managed to identify and arrest the culprits. In their possession, the officials discovered an axe that was used to kill the black deer. The offenders have been charged under the Wildlife Protection Act, which protects species listed in Schedule 1 of the Act. If found guilty, they could face a maximum prison term of seven years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The forest officer received information about the black deer’s killing, which took place on October 1 in Gobindpur village, where remnants of the animal were found on Dinesh Bawaji’s farm. Subsequent investigations led two teams to Ramesh Charola’s house, where black deer meat was found after it had been cooked. During questioning, Ramesh admitted to killing the black deer and shared the names of the other individuals involved in the hunting.
Q: What actions were taken against the individuals involved in hunting the black deer?
A: The four individuals responsible for hunting the black deer were arrested and charged under the Wildlife Protection Act.
Q: What penalty could they face if found guilty?
A: If convicted, the offenders may be imprisoned for up to seven years and fined Rs 1 lakh.
Q: How did the forest officials identify the culprits?
A: The forest officials received information regarding the black deer’s killing and initiated investigations that led them to Ramesh Charola’s residence, where evidence of the crime was discovered.
Q: What is the Wildlife Protection Act?
A: The Wildlife Protection Act is a legislation that safeguards the conservation and protection of wildlife in India. It categorizes different species under different schedules, with Schedule 1 providing the highest level of protection.
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A: Yes, the source recently published articles including the examination of an amendment to the Forest Act by the Supreme Court, the unfortunate incident of a forest guard being attacked by a tiger in Corbett, and a report on road accidents in Kolkata.