Leopard in distress

Leopard in distress
Killed by identified persons

Friday, November 25, 2016

FIR against leopard hunters - Notice issued by Naresh Kadyan

To,                                                                                                  November 26, 2016.
1.       The Chief Wildlife Warden of Haryana, Panchkula.
2.       The Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Haryana.
3.       District Wildlife Officer, Gurugram.
4.       Commissioner of Police, Gurugram.
5.       Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, New Delhi.
6.       Animal Welfare Board of India, Chennai.
7.       State Animal Welfare Board of Haryana, Panchkula.
Subject: Notice under section 55 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
Kindly refer to the media reports along with the attached complaint lodged with the SHO, Police Station, Sohna for the violation of many cognizable offenses in legal terms, whereas FIR should be lodged as per instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
It would also be pertinent to mention here that:
1.       Leopard was in search of food and water, being Government property then why concerned officials failed to keep intact their natural habitat for wildlife?.
2.       Why public participation was not ensured in the State Board for Wildlife, besides it Honorary District Wildlife Wardens were not appointed?
3.       No scientific approach along with the proper training and equipments for field functionaries.
4.       No FIR against the offenders, even complaint was already submitted by us.
5.       No legal action has been taken by the concerned Wildlife Inspector against the offenders, seems to be co-accused of the crime against the wild animals.
Hence, I placed this legal Notice before the Chief Wildlife Warden of Haryana for immediate strict legal action against all offenders, introducing strong mechanism for the protection of wildlife.
Sincerely yours,
Naresh Kadyan,
Rep. of UN affiliated OIPA in India, C-38, Rose Apartment, Rohini, Delhi – 110085.

Complaint has been received by the SHO, Police Station, Sohna in Gurugram but not converted into FIR - Click here to see complaint.

To,                                                                                               November 24, 2016.
SHO, Police Station, Sohna, District Gurgaon.
Status as on 24 Nov 2016
Registration Number
Name Of Complainant
Naresh Kadyan
Date of Receipt
24 Nov 2016
Received by
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Officer name
Shri Anil Sant
Officer Designation
Joint Secretary
Contact Address
1st Floor, Prithivi Wing,

Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, Jor Bagh

New Delhi110003
Contact Number
Grievance Description
Subject: FIR against identified persons for the violation of section 9, 39, 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 read with the section 3, 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 along with 120-B, 188, 268, 289, 428 and 429 IPC. In a case of human-animal conflict, a leopard strayed into a village in Gurgaon where it was clubbed to death by its residents identified through photographs, attached here with, during this conflict leopard mauled nine people, including a policeman, in self defense because leopard was not allowed to go back in his natural habitat, people create hurdles on his way, showing their wild character and intolerance about leopard. There was widespread panic on the streets of Mandawar village as the feline was on the loose for around three hours. The animal was spotted at Mandawar village here in the morning. The incident came to light today morning when the leopard sneaked into the village, searching food and water, hid itself under one of the beds as it kept shifting from one spot to the other. Some residents had locked themselves up inside their houses even as villagers scoured the place with rods and sticks. Soon, a huge crowd of nearly 1,500 people from nearby Kasan ki Dhani and Sukhroli villages gathered and started attacking the animal with axes, bamboo sticks and stones. After nearly three hours, it was cornered and beaten to death reportedly in the presence of police and wildlife officials as residents dragged its corpse to the main road. Even after the cat was dead, several visibly angry villagers had gathered around the corpse and continued beating it with sticks. This development is latest in a string of leopard sightings around the Aravallis where these cats usually live. Experts believe the reason behind such human-animal conflicts is due to increasing urbanization as builders encroach upon forest land to meet the growing demand for commercial and residential real estate. Hence, section 9, 39, 51 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 read with the section 3, 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 along with 120-B, 188, 268, 289, 428 and 429 IPC were violated because guardian of this wild animals failed to protect the wild animal, protected under scheduled one of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and natural food chain was break by the people along with the Government officials, public nuisance was created and leopard was compelled to attack in self defense, so FIR may kindly be lodged and “PROJECT LEOPARD” needs immediate attention, besides it Govt. of India and Haryana issued advisory, to handle these kinds of situation.

Sincerely yours,     

Naresh Kadyan, Volunteer, WCCB, Master Trainer, AWBI,
Chairman, PFA Haryana, Rep. of OIPA in India, C-38, Rose Apartment,
Prashant Vihar, sector-14, Rohini, Delhi – 110085.
Mobile: 9813010595.