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Tigress Avni killing | Supreme Court issues notice to Maharashtra forest officials

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday prima facie said “celebrations” after the killing of tigress Avni in November 2018 “clearly violated” the law.

A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Sharad A. Bobde issued notice to Vikas Kharge, Principal Secretary, Department of Revenue and Forests, Mumbai, and other Maharashtra forest department officials on a contempt petition filed by activist and petitioner-in-person Sangeeta Dogra.

“There should be no celebrations or rewards… On this, we issue notice,” Chief Justice Bobde orally observed.

This article was published on The Hindu on February 10, 2021.