In a joint Anti operation carried out by Wildlife SOS with Haryana Forest Dept and Haryana Police based on intelligence intercepted by Wildlife SOS, it was shocking to learn that wildlife poaching was rampant in the border areas of Delhi.
An ambush operation was arranged and the team had an all night vigil which we hoped would yield results.
A gang of five poachers was intercepted by the joint teams of the Haryana Police, Forest Dept and the anti-poaching unit of Wildlife SOS at Badshahpur in the outskirts of Delhi in Haryana.
The wildlife inspector from the Haryana Forest Dept together with his team and two armed policemen from the local Police station accompanied the Wildlife SOS team to the rendezvous.
The poachers were expected to arrive in the morning together with the Wildlife Contraband and get down at the highway to walk back to their respective hiding holes. The team had to wait at this location and intercept the vehicle and apprehend them. Plan B involved having a second team waiting a little ahead to ensure they don’t miss the poachers.
A mock drive was practiced at 3 am in unmarked vehicles to rule out any flaws.
Wildlife SOS had received intelligence from a reliable source that a team of poachers were seen on that route with jaw traps. Fortunately the poachers were nabbed red handed with the contraband. Five poachers were seen and at the time of arrest, one of them gave the enforcement authorities the slip and escaped into a nearby slum.
The 4 culprits were later taken to the Local police station together with the contraband consisting of 1 Dead Indian Jackal (Canis aureus indicus), 1 Dead Small Indian Civet (Viverricula indica), 15 nos metal Jaw traps, metal rods for killing their innocent victims, torches for their nocturnal activities, bedding and some ration. More....