Seizure of feather of Peacocks by Forest Department


Seizure of feather of Peacocks  by Forest Department

Dharmanagar ,17 January,2017: Four bundle , around 500 feathers seized from a shop in a local mela at Dharmanagar . After getting information from public the Forest protection unit of Panisagar arrived the spot. After seeing the forest staff 2 persons started running and disappeared in the  crowd. Then the forest  staff found variety of articles made with Feather of peacock and 4 bundles of feathers stored for illegal sale to public. These are not for religious purpose and such sale is illegal and may have come from other states or from Bangladesh. The FPU staff then taken the animal articles to the SDF office Dharmanagar and to DFO office . Such  offence is punishable under Indian Wild Life Protection Act -1972[Section 50 and 51]and if the feathers are made by killing peacock in the forest  areas then the intensity of punishment as fine or jail term increases. Export of Peacock feathers is prohibited under the Exim policy of the Government of India and is banned under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.And in  Tripura Strict Govt. law is  an urge in the present situation to protect all birds of Tripura.

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