India’s deadliest poacher set to walk free

  • July 17, 2013

Sansar Chand, the man said to be purely responsible for devastating tiger numbers in Sariska wildlife sanctuary is set to walk free from jail.

A Delhi court refused to use an anti-organized crime law against Chand and so the 55 year old man who has been in jail since 2005, could be out as early as this weekend.

Chand has been accused of killing over 200 tigers and thousands of other wildlife species. He has argues against being charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) on technical grounds.

Chand has already secured bail in other cases in the Wildlife Act and two other alleged poachers that were arrested with him were freed on bail a few years ago.

Delhi police originally accused Chand of 50 cases of killing and cruelty to animals, but unfortunately due to poor investigations and Chand’s ability to deceive the police, only one case was proven.

Chand has been caught in relation to wildlife crimes over a dozen times, the first in 1974 when he was 18 years old. However, he has always managed to escape charge and get away.

Everyone at TigerTime are aggrieved that Chand could walk free after the awful crimes he has committed. We will continue to follow this case closely and keep you updated.

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