Gujarat: Lion was taken away from its prey, three persons arrested for harassing

Gujarat: Lion was taken away from its prey, three persons arrested for harassing

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Amreli (Gujarat), January 11: Three people were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly harassing a lion and driving it away from its prey in a village in Gujarat’s Amreli district. An officer of the Forest Department gave this information.

A release issued by the Shetrunji Wildlife Division of the State Forest Department said that two of the three accused are from outside Gujarat. According to the release, the three accused made a video of the incident on Tuesday and posted it on social media, which later went viral. It states that in the video some people sitting in a vehicle can be seen chasing a lion.

During investigation, it was found that this video was made on Tuesday in Lunasapur village of Jaffrabad taluka of Amreli district. According to the Forest Department, the lion comes under Schedule-I under the Wildlife Protection Act and such acts are prohibited by law.

The forest department arrested Manoj Vansh (30) of Gir Somnath district, Rana Kalita (30), a native of Assam and another accused in connection with the incident. The third accused is 18 years old and he is a resident of Uttar Pradesh. A case has been registered against the three accused under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act.

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