Notice to Snapdeal, India Mart for Online Trading of Wild Life Ingredients
Saturday - August 12, 2017 4:36 am , Category : MADHYA PRADESH
People Should Stay Away from Superstitions
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh State Level Tiger Strike Force has served notices to Snapdeal, India Mart, Wish and Buy and Craft Comparison companies for selling wild life ingredients on their online trading portal. Companies have been told to remove all the contents related to wild life ingredients and its sale immediately.
Moreover, the companies have been told to clarify why an action should not be initiated against them owing to their involvement in trade of wild life ingredients.
People Promoting Superstitions Falls Prey to their own Propaganda
It may be mentioned that the Indore unit of Tiger Strike Force has confiscated products namely Hatthajodi and Siyar Singi made up of wild life limbs from the premises of Shubh Bhakti company situated at Vijay Nagar area of Indore on June 15-16. Owners of the company Sumit Sharma and Firoze Ali were arrested by the TSF. During the investigation, accused have confessed that they trade pooja material through their company and sell the products on higher prices. The accused also informed that people’s superstition like possession of Hatthajodi will make them win court case, make them rich, child birth, enhancement of business and solution to every problem helped them in selling these products in good quantity but now they are in trouble due to these ingredients.
Case Registered Under Wild Life Protection Act
A case has been registered against all the accused under the Wild Life Protection Act. During the investigation they have confessed that they are trading in these wild life ingredients through 4 websites. In their defense they mentioned that this material does not belong to wild life but it is roots of plants etc. However, the investigation team was aware that these are wild life ingredients, despite that forensic test was carried out and wild life ingredients were confirmed.
Online Sale is New Method to Sell Superstitions in Country
Owing to superstitions in Madhya Pradesh , country and other states, the cases of wild life ingredients had come to the fore earlier also. But now it has changed its form because of the new methods like online sale. Cases were registered against such crime in Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by the Wild Life Crime Control Bureau in the past. Officers of Wild Life Crime Control Bureau were also part of the team during crackdown at Indore.
Forest Minister’s Appeal
Minister for Forest Dr. Gourishankar Shejwar has appealed to the people to stay away from these kinds of superstition. Spread awareness among the people. Possession of wild life ingredients, its trade and use is crime. They can inform about this on mobile numbers 9424792414, 9424797267, 9424792115, 942479324 and 9424797031 to 41, if they have any information regarding sale of wild life ingredients.-WTN