The process to capture E-1 tigress has been started by Melghat Tiger Project Department and Deputy Forest Conservator (Regional), Melghat.
The Principal Chief Forest Conservator (Wildlife), Maharashtra has granted permission to capture the tigress either in the cage or by tranquilizing it after threat caused to the human lives as well as cattle
The tigress which was dropped from Bhram puri jungle in Chandrapur District a few months back by the Forest Department is on a constant run in the core zone of Melghat Tiger Project. The tigress had already created havoc in Brahmapuri jungle to which E-1 tigress was transferred to Chandrapur since then Radio Collar Data was installed to trace her and team of forest officers have been constantly keeping watch on the movement of the tigress.
Despite all efforts taken by the forest department the tigress has reached residential areas several times and killed many domestic as well as wild animals.
On August 30 it attacked Shobharam Chavan and Dilip Chavan when they were deep in sleep on the Machan in the farm at Dadara village. Shobharam Chavan died in the incident while Dilip Chavan sustained severe injuries.
After a search drive was launched it was learned that the tigress had attacked 100 to 150 villagers. Teams of Rapid Rescue Action Force, Melghat, Melghat Tiger Project, Amravati, Pench Tiger Project, Nagpur, Rapid Rescue Action Force, Amravati Forest Department have started the action.
Chief Forest Conservator (Regional), Amravati Circle, has given permission to the cage or tranquilize the tigress to avoid further accidents.
The Principal Chief Conservator (Wildlife), Maharashtra State, Nagpur, granted permission under section 11 (1)(a) of Wildlife (Conservation) Act 1972.
According to the permission, Melghat Tiger Project, Amravati, and Deputy Forest Conservator Melghat (Regional) immediately started the action to catch the tigress.
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