Was Avni a maneater? Supreme Court asks to submit documents to support claim


The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked wildlife activist Sangeeta Dogra to submit necessary documents to determine whether Tigress Avni was a maneater or not.

The bench comprising Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian also issued notice in the contempt plea filed by Sangeeta Dogra where she submitted that the tigress named Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon, Yavatmal district of Maharashtra in 2018. The tigress was killed as per the orders of the Forest Department on the pretext that she was a maneater and had killed 13 people.

This article was published on India Legal Live on February 10, 2021.