Tigress, cub missing since Kinjal Singh episode in Dudhwa
Lucknow: In what could be termed as bad news for wildlife lovers, a tigress and its cubs are missing from the Dudhwa National Park since the time Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Kinjal Singh visited the restricted area during night hours.
In his letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the editor of Sanctuary Asia, Bittu Sehgal, said, “Disturbed by the excessive noise created by Kinjal and her guests, the tigress, along with her cubs, moved into a sugarcane field close to residential areas.” His statement was based on a report by the forest workers.
Bittu Sehgal said that forest workers tried to stop the tigress from moving towards the residential area but their efforts were in vain.
Cub found dead on January 4:
Terming it unfortunate, Sehgal in his letter said that a cub of the same tigress was found dead on January 4 last while the other cub was found cordoned by stray dogs in Tanda village. The tigress and two cubs are missing since then.
In his letter Sehgal has asked Akhilesh Yadav to order a probe by the wildlife warden and National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and demanded action against the person responsible for the tigress and her cubs migrating from the protected area.
Principal Secretary Forest:
Principal Secretary, Forest, Sanjiv Saran said that they were looking into the matter and something would come out in a day or two.