Hyderabad: A Blackbuck was rescued from meat traders in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Following a tip-off, a team of South Zone task force led by Chakravarthy Gummi, Addl. Dy. Commissioner of Police, nabbed two animal traders and a hunter.
During interrogation, the prime accused Mohd Anwar Ali, 58, admitted that he, along with his associate Mohd Javeed, 20, use to sell the deer meat for Rs 3000 a kg.
Addressing media, Anjani Kumar, City Police Commissioner, said that the accused Mohd Anwar Ali also admitted that Chapala Siddaiah, 32, who is a professional hunter form Warnaparthy district usually supply various birds and rabbits to him. He also sold Blackbuck popularly known as Krishna Jinka to Mohd Anwar Ali and Mohd Javeed who run an animal trading shop at Murgi Chowk, near Charminar.
According to the Wild Life Protection Act 1972 hunting of Blackbuck is an offence.
A forest department official said that the Blackbuck scientifically known as Antilope Cervicapra is a diurnal antelope (active during the day). It is on the red list of International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.
There is a sentiment that, sacrifice of Blackbuck on no moon day and the use of its skin would enhance spiritual meditation, he added.