"The animal has been confined in a room in the court building, the doors of which have been bolted. A rescue team has arrived. We are waiting for traquiliser gun after which it will be tranquilised it and rescued," said the deputy conservator of forest
Congress MLA from Gujarat’s Dhrangadhra, Parsottam Sabariya’s arrest comes a month after police had registered an FIR on a complaint filed by an executive engineer of Irrigation Department in Morbi district panchayat, Satish Upadhyay.
The crop-cutting exercise in Amreli district started around two weeks ago and is likely to go on for three more weeks. Representatives of insurance companies, district panchayat and farmers are jointly conducting the crop cutting experiments under the supervision of revenue officers.
Laboratory tests have confirmed that four of the 23 lions had been infected by the dreaded canine distemper virus (CDV) while 10 others had been infected Babesia protozoa, an infection spread by tick parasite.
The release said that a scan of the dead lioness revealed that a micro chip had been fitted on the lioness and that she had been given medical treatment in September last year after she had fallen ill.
The investigating agency had repeatedly summoned Kotadiya for recording his statement, but he failed to show up. Eventually, the CID-Crime moved court in May this year, and a non-bailable warrant was issued against Kotadiya.
Dashrath Chaudhary, a local supervisor in Mines and Mineral Department, had filed a complaint with Rajula police station late Thursday alleging that 21.65 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of sand worth Rs 52 crore was illegally mined from Dhatarvadi river.