Gauhati High Court ask Assam man to plant 25 saplings for killing 25 vultures
GUWAHATI: The Gauhati High Court has ordered a villager in Assam to plant and take care of 25 trees as punishment for poisoning vultures to death.
According to reports, the State Forest Department had filed a case against Dhanpati Das of Kamalpur, around 40 km from Guwahati, for lacing a goat carcass with pesticide that killed the 25 rare vultures.
Hearing the case a month later, the court made an ecological statement by asking him to plant saplings and nurture them.
It is to be mentioned that the High Court granted Das bail after he had spent 28 days in custody under Section 429 of IPC and Section 51(a) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act was later granted bail on April 4, 2019.
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