All eight involved in poaching are out on bail

Published: Friday, June 24, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Jhajjar:All eight persons allegedly involved in a black buck poaching case, including former captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, are out on bail as alocal court today accepted the bail plea of three remaining co-accused.

Chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Sudhir Jiwan today granted bail to Daya Suddin, Karam Singh and Dayal Singh.

Daya Suddin and Karam Singh had surrendered before the local court yesterday and were remanded to police custody for a day.

Dayal Singh, driver of Shashi Singh and an accused in this case, had surrendered before the court on Wednesday.

Earlier the court had accepted bail pleas of Pataudi, Madan Singh, Shashi Singh, Balwan Singh and Mohammad Ayub Khan.

Barring Madan Singh, who was arrested by Haryana police, the remaining accused either surrendered before the court or the police in Jhajjar.

Pataudi and seven others were booked by Haryana police under various sections of the Wildlife Protection Act for hunting a black buck near a wildlife sanctuary in Jhajjar on June 3. An FIR against them was registered by Haryana police two days later. If found guilty, they face a jail term of upto seven years and a fine of Rs 25,000.

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