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GSPCA Vadodara and Jalgaon Forest Department exposed scam of selling wildlife at Jalgaon

GSPCA Vadodara and Jalgaon Forest Department exposed scam of selling wildlife at Jalgaon

GSPCA Vadodara and Jalgaon Forest Department exposed scam of selling wildlife at Jalgaon
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The Gujarat Society For Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Vadodara with the help of the Jalgaon Forest Department, has exposed the ongoing scam of selling wildlife at Jalgaon. The teams conducted a joint raid and arrested two persons, including a woman, who were involved in making brushes with mongoose hairs and selling seafan, corals, porcupine thorns, body parts of monitor lizard and others. They were arrested under 1972 Wildlife Protection Act and further investigation is on in this matter by the Jalgaon Forest Department.

Raj Bhavsar from Gujarat SPCA received information about some people in Jalgaon, Maharashtra were engaged in wildlife trafficking. On the basis of this information, he handed over the investigation to GSPCA member Rameshbhai who gave all the details after checking the facts. On November 12, the information was sheared with local DCF and RFO of Jalgaon forest range in Maharashtra.

Meanwhile, the Forest Department personnel of Jalgaon had formed a team to carry out the raid with the help of Raj Bhavsar of Vadodara who was in constant telephonic contact with them. During the raid the team found a woman named Vimalabai Pawar (Resident, Rajkamal Talkies Bhadgaon Jalgaon) from the palace and seized items bought and stored for sale the parts of wild animals coming in Schedule-1 and others.

The team of Jalgaon Forest department and GSPCA later raided at the place of Mohsin Ishqkhan (Res. Raj Kamal Talkies, Bhavani Pet Shop, Jalgaon) and seized parrots from his possession. The DCF of the local forest department has filed a case against both the accused under 1972 Wildlife Protection Act and further investigating.

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