Poaching at Brahmagiri: 4 Migratory Birds Dead

Bhubaneswar: Remains four migratory birds were discovered by the Brahmagiri Forest Officials near Badabandhakera Square near Delanga Road in Brahmagiri yesterday.

The poachers escaped from the spot.

The Department has been paroling the area for the safety of the birds who come from far off places to Chilika.

“The migratory birds have been coming to these areas. Our staff has been engaged in patrolling. We are conducting awareness campaigns in the villages to stop poaching the birds,” said Brahmagiri Range Officer, Rajat Mohapatra.

Punishments for Poaching or of that kind in India-

  • To kill or maim any animal, including stray animals, is a punishable offence under IPC Sections 428 and 429 in India.
  • A general offence under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, attracts a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment or a fine which may extend to Rs. 25,000 or both.
  • An offence committed inside the core area of a Tiger Reserve, attracts a mandatory prison term of three years, extendable to seven years and a fine of Rs. 50,000 extendable to Rs. 2 lakhs.
  • In case of a subsequent conviction of this nature, there is an imprisonment term of at least seven years and a fine of Rs. 5 lakhs which may extend to Rs. 50 lakhs.



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