Indicating a “disturbing pattern” of tiger passings, the Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday inquired as to whether the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) could assume control over the administration of the Corbett Tiger Reserve “as a between time measure”. The court additionally inquired as to whether the tigers could be migrated “to spare them from poaching”.
The division seat of Acting Chief Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lok Pal Singh communicated disappointment with the express government’s inaction in managing tiger poaching episodes. It said the state government had neglected to constitute a Special Tiger Protection Force regardless of the court’s request.
“As a last/outrageous measure, we look for the reaction of the NTCA, being the master body, to assume control over the administration of Corbett Tiger Reserve, as a broken measure, till the state government ends up alive to its obligations and begins taking solid choices,” the court said.
Making a note of the “diminishing” tiger populace in Corbett and Rajaji tiger holds and calling attention to the asserted contribution of senior backwoods division authorities in a tiger poaching occurrence in 2016, it requested that the NTCA propose “whether a couple of tigers can be moved to spare them from poaching/slaughtering to other very much oversaw national parks/havens”.
On June 28 this year, Uttarakhand Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) Jai Raj presented an answer to the state government holding previous Uttarakhand Chief Wildlife Warden Digvijay Singh Khati and previous Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) Director Samir Sinha in charge of “authoritative laxity” that brought about the poaching of five tigers in 2016 — four of these were from Corbett save.
The court had as of late cautioned the state government that it might allude the tiger poaching case to the CBI.