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ELEPHANT TUSK TRADE RACKET

10 Apr 2017
Rajya Sabha


  1. SHRI BHUPENDER YADAV:

Will the Minister of ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE be pleased to state:

 (a) whether it is a fact that elephant tusk trade racket has been busted in Andhra Pradesh, where tusks were being stolen from the Forest Department’s office;

(b) if so, what necessary actions have been taken in this regard;

(c) whether volunteers who busted this racket have been revered for their commendable work by the State Government; and

(d) the steps taken by Government to tighten the security of strongrooms of forest departments to prevent such breaches in security?

 MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIORNMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE (SHRI ANIL MADHAV DAVE)

 (a) As per information received from the Government of Andhra Pradesh, two elephant tusks were stolen on 14.02.2017 from Narayanapuram Beat Office under Chittoor Forest Division

 (b) An FIR has been registered on 19.02.2017. The culprit has been arrested and elephant tusks have been recovered. These are presently under custody of  the Court.

(c)  State governments recognise such work in accordance with their policy for reward and recommendation.

Seized animal articles are kept in strong rooms observing all due procedures and formalities.  Instructions have been issued to Ananthapuramu and Chittoor Forest Divisions to strengthen measures to prevent recurrence of such instances in future.