Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Poaching of crocodile confirmed in Junagadh!

Poaching of crocodile confirmed in Junagadh

Junagadh, Gujarat, Sep 16 : The state forest department today confirmed poaching of a crocodile in an incident reported two months ago at Chuladi village of Malia-Haria taluka of Junagadh district.

''On 25 July, carcass of a crocodile was found on the bank of the river in Chuladi. We sent the dead body to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Gandhinagar,'' District Officer Officer S K Baleja told UNI.

''The FSL report released recently confirmed that the crocodile was clubbed to death in poaching,'' said Mr Baleja, adding that the forest department is investigating the case.

--- UNI


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