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Forest dept raises stink over dead dolphin

Dolphins are protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

| New Delhi | Updated: April 22, 2015 9:40:30 pm
dolphin_759-float Mumbai: A 10 ft dead dolphin that was found near Marine Drive in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

Dolphins are not rare in the Arabian Sea, but there was some excitement in Mumbai after the carcass of a 10-foot-long marine mammal washed ashore on Tuesday.

However, there was some controversy after BMC workers allegedly dumped the rotting carcass in the Deonar landfill without alerting the officials concerned.

Mid-Day quoted chief conservator of forests, Thane K P Singh as saying that the remains should have been handed over to them as a post mortem is mandatory.

Dolphins are protected under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

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