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Case against sports body for violating forest law

A police case has been registered against the ‘Western India Sport Authority’ (WISA) in Shahpur police station for testing commercial vehicles and violating forest law by entering a prohibited area and damaging the environment.

mumbai Updated: Jul 02, 2011 02:13 IST
Kiran Sonawane
Kiran Sonawane
Hindustan Times
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A police case has been registered against the ‘Western India Sport Authority’ (WISA) in Shahpur police station for testing commercial vehicles and violating forest law by entering a prohibited area and damaging the environment.

GK Anarse, district forest officer (vigilance), Thane, said, “We have registered the offence against WISA, as per forest law and procedure, and investigations are on. We have also summoned the manger of WISA for their side of the story.

We have photographs and video recordings of the event, which clearly show that WISA has violated forest law. They have not taken any permission from our department for this.”

Swati Pundit, director, WISA, said, “We have not violated any rules and regulations. We had given a letter in May to the forest office in Shahpur and informed them about our racing event. Locals told us it was private land.”

First Published: Jul 02, 2011 02:12 IST

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