2 detained for sale of fox meat at Ctg
Bangladesh Forest Department arrested two people while they were selling fox meat from Amin settlement in Amin Jute Mill area in Chattogram.
Divisional Forestry Officer, Department of Nature Conservation and Management staff went on a walk around 4pm today (October 16, 2022) and arrested the two, reports our Chattogram correspondent quoting Dipannita Bhattacharya, Biodiversity Conservation Department of Wildlife Conservation.
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The detainees were identified as Mohammad Ismail and Md Aziz.
“Acting on a tip, two people were arrested for killing foxes and selling their meat. More than 2 kg of meat and the skin of a fox were recovered from their possession,” Dipannita told the Daily Star.
During direct examination, the two confessed to killing a fox, she said.
“They were selling fox meat at Tk 1,000 per kg. They were hunting fox from the residential area of Hillview,” she informed.
Under sections 6 and 41 of the Wildlife (Conservation and Protection) Act 2012, killing wild animals is a punishable offence.
According to the Forestry Department, a complaint has been filed against them in the Forestry Court under the Wildlife (Conservation and Protection) Act.
Ismail Hossain, Wildlife Department sadar range officer, filed the case.
The defendants have been arraigned, he added.