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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Envirnoment and Forests

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2802

TO BE ANSWERED ON 27.04.2007

Killing of Lions in Gir Forest

2802.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

 

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of lions in Gir Forest killed by the intruders during the last three years ending 31st December, 2006 and 2007 during so far, year-wise;

(b) whether the involvement of the forest staff in these crimes against the wildlife has been inquired into; and

(c) if so, the findings thereof and the action taken against those found involved therein?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

(SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA)

(a)       As reported by the State Government of Gujarat, the number of lions killed by the intruders in Gir Forest during the last three years ending on 31st December 2006 and in 2007 are as under:

                           Year                            No. of lions killed

                         2004                                        Nil
                        2005                                          2
                        2006                                          Nil
                        2007(upto 19th April 07)        6
 
(b) As informed by the State Government of Gujarat, investigation by CID crime is in progress. No involvement of any Forest staff has been noticed so far. 
 

(c) Does not arise.