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Tigress death: MP orders CID probe, NTCA favours CBI's inquiry

A day after the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) report on the recent death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve suggesting for a CBI inquiry into it, Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday said that it has not yet received any communication from the NTCA in this regard.

bhopal Updated: Jun 02, 2010 17:24 IST

A day after the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) report on the recent death of a tigress in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve suggesting for a CBI inquiry into it, Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday said that it has not yet received any communication from the NTCA in this regard.

"We have not yet received a copy of suggestion asking us to go for the CBI probe into the tigress death from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA). We have already ordered a CID inquiry into the case yesterday," Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Sartaj Singh said.

NTCA member secretary Rajesh Gopal had come down to Bandhavgarh two days back and submitted a report, in connection with the tigress's death, to the Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh yesterday.

"When we receive the NTCA's suggestion we will look into it," Singh said adding that normally CBI probe takes a lot of time.

"To ensure that continuity in the investigations in the case doesn't take a pause, we have gone in for the CID probe," Singh said.

"We have got some clues in the case and we want to work on it to catch the culprits as soon as possible," the Minister said.