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Compensation paid for damage to wildlife habitat

Compensation paid for damage to wildlife habitat

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Tezpur, Sept 16: The court of Darak Ullah, Additiol District and Session Judge, Sonitpur, on Saturday handed over a bank draft to the tune of Rs 10,000 as compensation to Bikash Brahma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, towards commensuration for the loss of wildlife resource due to offence committed by a convict. The accused person, Lakhiram Tudu, in connection with the Sessions case No. 20/2016 U/S 51 of the Wildlife Act, 1972, was sentenced to imprisonment and ordered to pay compensation for being involved in destroying the habitat of wildlife sanctuary.

While talking to the media, Bikash Brahma, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, said, “Darak Ullah’s court gave a landmark judgment and facilitated the privilege to receive the compensation for damages of public property in wildlife sector. Earlier, for the offence and destroying of wildlife, the accused person was imposed only fine and imprisonment but no compensation for the loss occurred to the government property. This verdict will definitely reduce the loss to government property for damages in future.”

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