Wild Animal Attacks: Authorities permit killing of man-eater animal in Uri

Waris Fayaz
Srinagar, Jun 14 (KNS): Chief Wildlife warden, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday permitted Wildlife Warden North Kashmir to kill man-eater animal which has created panic among the residents of several localities in Uri area of Baramulla district by killing at least three children in a series of attacks in the last 48 hours. 

In a letter copy, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), stated that at least three children have been killed by a wild animal in the last 48 hours as reported by Wildlife Warden North Division.

The letter stated that as per reports, there is every apprehension that the problematic animal may cause further loss of life in the area and accordingly the said Wildlife Warden has sought the necessary killing permission to eliminate the leopard, turned man-eater, under the provislons of Wildlfe (Protection) Act, 1972.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel

It reads that the Regional Wildlife Warden, Kashmir has also been recommended for issuance of the killing permission in view of the explained circumstances. 

"Keeping in view the above facts and circumstances, the undersigned, in exercise of the powers vested in me under sub-section I (a) of the section 11 o Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 hereby accords the permison in favour of Wildlife Warden, North Division, Kashmir to hunt or cause the said animal to be hunted forthwith after completing the required formalities,” it reads. (KNS)

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