Wednesday, January 16, 2008

http://www.cbi.gov.in/pressreleases/PRelease2006/p6_1Sep06.htm

CBI arrests Animal Welfare Officer for accepting bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Animal Welfare Officer (Govt. of India) accredited by Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment & Forest posted at Jind (Haryana) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant.

The complainant alleged in a complaint lodged with the CBI that the accused was conducting vehicle checks with the assistance of the local Police and taking action against vehicles carrying cattle. The accused demanded an illegal gratification from the complainant to allow safe passage of his vehicle. The CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught while accepting bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant at Narwana, District Jind (Haryana). The accused claimed himself as a working journalist and Editor of local daily "Good Haryana" and district president of "People for Animals", a forum established by animal rights activists. CBI has also seized a vehicle from the accused bearing a display plate declaring him to be an official of Animal Welfare Board (Govt. of India).

The accused is being produced today before Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ambala.

3 comments:

NARESH KADYAN said...

CBI arrests Animal Welfare Officer for accepting bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Animal Welfare Officer (Govt. of India) accredited by Animal Welfare Board of India, Ministry of Environment & Forest posted at Jind (Haryana) for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant.

The complainant alleged in a complaint lodged with the CBI that the accused was conducting vehicle checks with the assistance of the local Police and taking action against vehicles carrying cattle. The accused demanded an illegal gratification from the complainant to allow safe passage of his vehicle. The CBI laid a trap and the accused was caught while accepting bribe of Rs.5000/- from the complainant at Narwana, District Jind (Haryana). The accused claimed himself as a working journalist and Editor of local daily "Good Haryana" and district president of "People for Animals", a forum established by animal rights activists. CBI has also seized a vehicle from the accused bearing a display plate declaring him to be an official of Animal Welfare Board (Govt. of India).

The accused is being produced today before Special Judge for CBI Cases, Ambala.

International PFA said...

Ambala Police also registered a case, why - who are they & who issued permit & why ????????

Dr. SK MITTAL said...

Money extortion from illegal transporters of animals is multiple crime.

Just like a criminal loot person wearing the dress of a saint is certainly committing crime and spoiling the image of Saint.
In this case also, these so called Animal Activists under the shelter of their messiah/ goddess are stopping transporters showing Animal Welfare Board of India name on their vehicle and Cards issued by AWBI & if they are not paid extortion money or monthly amount then handing over the trucks to Police under State & Central Rules.

It is no compassion to animals rather restricting genuine animal lovers to restrict and prohibit illegal transportation.

Last year also these kind of reports compelled AWBI & Ministry to take action and to withdraw all Identity Cards.

In last few days, reports from different corners are accumulating indicating towards only one Power Center.