Later, the residents informed wildlife inspector Dwarka Prasad, who fined Leelu, the poacher, and realised Rs. 10,500 from him and let him off.
Prasad said: "The accused will be produced before the wildlife court at Kurukshetra and sent to jail for further trial if he does not pay fine."
The rate of turtles in national and international market is quite high and the paltry fine imposed on poachers will not deter them.
It is easy for them to pay small fine here and earn handsome money in Delhi where they sell the turtles. It is reported that from Delhi the smugglers sell these turtles in the international black market.