The Goa police have registered an FIR against the forest department officials who had investigated the recent tiger poaching, and arrested the prime accused Suryakant Majik. The police went for the FIR based on a complaint by the accused.
The officers, assistant conservator of forest Anil Shetgaonkar, and range forest officers Paresh Parab and Tulshidas Wadkar are a worried lot. Incidentally Suryakant Majik, the accused is an employee of the home guard department, which works in tandem with Goa police
This is vendetta of the meanest order. Fortunately Goa’s chief conservator of forest Shashi Kumar has come rushing to the rescue of the officials. The chief says the department will not only give them legal assistance, but we will also be taking up the matter with the home ministry.
Environmentalists, it is time to act. Please do whatever you can. Here is a case where a tiger included in the schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act has been poached and the police are coming to the rescue of the poacher. This mean act has to be condemned .Goa police has to be taken to task for highhandedness.