Harassment allegations in tiger reserve

Former veterinary doctor of Tiger Reserve alleges harassment, writes to NCW

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Former senior veterinary doctor of Rajaji Tiger Reserve (RTR) Aditi Sharma, who was on deputation in the forest department for the past five years, has alleged that a hostile work environment was created against her.

In her letter dated January 14, 2021 to the National Commission for Women (NCW), she wrote, “Since July 2020, these perpetrators- DK Singh (director, RTR), JS Suhag (chief wildlife warden), and Ranjana Kala (former head of forest force) have been creating a hostile environment for me at my workplace, interfering with my work, showing biasedness, due to which my health has been affected and I am under mental stress and depression”.

Responding to the queries related to the matter, DK Singh, director of the reserve said, “The allegations made by her are being examined. As far as I know there has been no harassment at all”.

Dr Sharma who has been sent back to the state animal husbandry department also alleged that she was not allowed to participate in the translocation of tigers from Corbett Tiger Reserve.

The full article was published by NBCDFW on March X, 2021.