How India's First Wildlife Cyber Crime Cell Helped Nab Tiger Poachers | Read

PUBLISHED ON: September 15, 2014 | Duration: 2 min, 13 sec

  
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It's a one of a kind cybercrime cell, unique because it focuses on tracking cases of wildlife poaching. The Melghat wildlife crime cell in Maharashtra is the first in the country under the forest department and was instrumental in arresting 34 people in one case of tiger poaching including an accused called Ranjeet who was arrested from Andhra Pradesh after his movements were monitored for months at a stretch. Ranjeet had been on the radar of different law enforcement agencies across India including the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI. Ranjeet and another accused based out of the capital, Surajpal, were accomplices of the notorious poacher Sansar Chand.
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