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Mairaj Ahmed Khan be booked for Hunting - Naresh Kadyan

The UN affiliated OIPA in India and PFA Haryana taken up this matter with the HE the President / Vice President / Prime Minister / Environment and Forest Minister for further directions to the concerned officials to book and arrest of Mairaj Ahmed Khan and others for crime against wildlife, investigation be handed over to the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau - WCCB of India, where as proof of burden on accused and OIPA in India issued notice under section 55 of the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 to the Chief Wildlife Warden of UP, DFO concerned. FIR has been lodged by the Khurja Police under section 9, 39, 51 but 120-B and 429 IPC also be imposed on all offenders.

India TV in its primetime telecast on Saturday night exposed India’s ace gold medalist shooter Mairaj Ahmed Khan using a sophisticated gun to shoot sambhars in the forests of Khurja near Bulandshahar, UP.

The nine photographs dated February 6, 2011 show Mairaj Ahmed Khan sitting with his gun in front of the dead sambhars alongwith his associates.

BJP MP and chief patron of People for Animals Menaka Gandhi speaking to India TV demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

Menaka Gandhi alleged that the shooter had been inviting foreign nationals to participate in hunting, and in lieu of that he used to get payments in foreign exchange. This is also a foreign exchange law violation, she added.

Menaka Gandhi alleged that this could not have been possible without the connivance of the local DFO (District Forest Officer) and rangers.

Mairaj Ahmed Khan is presently in Doha, Qatar to take part in the 12th Asian Shooting Championship.

However, G.K.Agrawal, DFO Bulandshahar told India TV that there was no forest worth the name in and around Khurja, and he had no knowledge of the killing of sambhars.

Mairaj Ahmed Khan won the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. He also won a gold medal in the Commonwealth Shooting Championship. He is considered one of India’s foremost shooters.

An official of the National Rifle Association of India told India TV that the matter would be probed, and if found true, action would be taken against the shooter.

Ambika Shukla of People For Animals said, her organisation will file a complaint in court against the shooter.





This petition was delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of India
    Hon'ble Sardar Manmohan Sngh
  • Member Secretary
    OIPA in India
  • Dr. Anmol Kumar
  • Vice President of India
    Hon'ble Hamid Ansari
  • Home Minister of India
  • President of India, New Delhi
    HE Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
  • Minister of Environment and Forest
    Smt. Jayanthi Natrajan
  • The National Rifle Association of India
  • Law Minister of India
  • Central Zoo Authority of India
    The Member Secretary

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