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T1 tigress before she was killed on November 2.(HT FILE)

What rules were violated while killing T1 tigress, Maharashtra government asks probe panel

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 07:55 AM IST
Panel, in its Dec 2018 report, had sought action against hunters Asghar and Shafath Ali Khan
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Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon taluka of Yavatmal district on November 2 by Asghar Ali Khan after a months-long search in which 200 hunters were deployed. The big cat was accused of killing 13 people and labelled a problem tigress.(File Photo)
Avni was shot dead in Ralegaon taluka of Yavatmal district on November 2 by Asghar Ali Khan after a months-long search in which 200 hunters were deployed. The big cat was accused of killing 13 people and labelled a problem tigress.(File Photo)

Hunters who killed tigress Avni were not authorised, says panel

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2019 11:26 PM IST
A committee investigating the killing of tigress Avni, or T-1, in a Maharashtra forest has determined that controversial hunter, Asghar Ali Khan, was guilty of shooting her to death without being authorised to do so by the state’s chief wildlife warden (CWLW).
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One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)
One of India's most high-profile tiger hunts in decades ended November 2, 2018, when the mother of two 10-month old cubs — known to hunters as T1 but Avni to wildlife lovers — was shot dead in the jungles of Maharashtra, after being suspected of becoming a man-eater.(AFP)

After tigress Avni’s death, Maharashtra to stop hiring hunters to kill ‘problematic’ animals

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2019 12:42 AM IST
A resolution to this effect was passed by the state animal welfare board, chaired by BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, during its meeting last month
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