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Trader fined after registering case under Wildlife Protection Act

A trader has been fined Rs 25,000 by the Forest Department officials here after registering a case against him under Wildelife Protection Act for causing death of a spotted deer due to his 'rash and negligent' driving on the forest ghat road of Satyamangalam in the district.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2010 13:45 IST

A trader has been fined Rs 25,000 by the Forest Department officials here after registering a case against him under Wildelife Protection Act for causing death of a spotted deer due to his 'rash and negligent' driving on the forest ghat road of Satyamangalam in the district.

According to Forest Department officials, the deer, which was trying to cross the highway, was killed on the spot when the car of Abdul Khader, who was proceeding to Coimbatore from Mysore, hit the animal yesterday.

On a tip off, the forest department officials chased the car and stopped it. After registering a case under Wildlife Protection Act, they fined the trader Rs 25,000 for causing the death of the deer due to his 'rash and negligent driving'.

District Forest Officer Ramasubramaniam said already boards were erected at several places on the forest highways cautioning the drivers to go slowly and avoid rash and negligent driving, as wild animals usually used to move and cross the roads.