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Tigress & Panther Killer Held: CBI Arrests Wildlife Criminal On Run For 14 Years



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NEW DELHI: After 14-years of chase, the Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an absconding wildlife offender from Dausa district in Rajasthan. The accused was identified as Balya Bawaria and was absconding since 2008 in two cases related to wildlife crime.

According to the officials, CBI had registered two cases on June 30,2005 on the request of the Rajasthan Government and took over the investigation of these cases, earlier registered by Forest Department, Sariska (Rajasthan).

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The first case was registered on the allegations that in 2004, the accused killed a Tigress (Bagin) in the forest of Kali ghati near ‘Kala Kund’ beat Ghanka, Sariska (Rajasthan) by using topisar gun and iron traps. They took out the skin of Tigress and sold for Rs. 50,000.

The second case was registered on the allegations that the accused in 2003, killed a male panther at Kali Ka Dhaba, Jungle of Bighauta, Alwar (Rajasthan) by using firearm, iron trap and its skin was sold for Rs. 1800.

Two accused were evading their presence before the Court of ACJM at Jaipur. The accused were declared as Proclaimed Offender and NBW were issued against them during the year 2008. One of the accused was arrested and convicted in 2019. The second accused – Balya Bawaria was evading arrest. Due to sustained and continuous efforts, the said accused was traced and arrested.

The arrested accused was produced before the Court of ACJM, Jaipur and sent to Judicial Custody.

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