Maharashtra: Centre's panel issues advisory for forest staff during Chandrapur tiger capture
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India, Oct. 22 -- The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) authorities have issued an advisory to Maharashtra chief wildlife warden (CWLW) to ensure the forest department's employees' safety following allegations by activists that the staff was being used as bait to trap an elusive male tiger (RT1).
NTCA recommended the use of only "human dummies with a bent posture" as bait and not humans while capturing the tiger and asked for a report at the earliest regarding the allegations.
So far, the Maharashtra forest department authorities have failed to capture RT1, who is said to have killed eight people and injured three others since January 2019 at Rajura in the Central Chanda forest division in Chandrapur district.
The CWLW has r...
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