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Activist baffled at shooting visual of elephant, demands action

International   |   Glibs Quick   |   Mar 12, 2020, 17:31 PM

Actor and wildlife activist Randeep Hooda questioned as to 'how’s this even possible? Is this really someone’s idea of fun ?? Karnataka FD , please look into the matter urgently. The culprits need to nabbed and punished immediately'. 

He further shared that the elephant shootout incident had happened on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Rahim, a temporary staffer, who shot at the charging elephant has been sacked. Umesh, a permanent employee of the Karnataka Forest Department, is also under investigation.

Umesh, who shared the video on social media, was engaged in filming the incident. "We have removed Rahim, a temporary staff. We will take action against Umesh, a regular employee of the department, after an internal enquiry," said Bandipur field director T Balchandra.

The method adopted reeks of immaturity. One is they dont need to shoot towards the direction of the elephant.Secondly, the thrill they derive of the act is clearly evident.If the act was correct in the eyes of the forest,they wouldnt have made this comment to a bangalore scribe

Very grateful & impressed by the Field Director of Bandipur Tiger Reserve Mr T Balachandran IFS for prompt & decisive action against the culprits..this sends out a clear message that this insensitive behaviour towards wildlife will not be tolerated. 

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