Gadgil, the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, favoured the idea of culling of the big cats in Wayanad and suggested there should be licensed hunting outside India’s national parks.
Acting on a petition filed by rights activist and SC lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy, the apex human rights watchdog has asked the Chief Secretary to regularly monitor the implementation of the act.
Police sources said that the incident happened between 4.15 pm and 4.25 pm on Friday when Devaki went to recieve her son Advik who was arriving in a school bus.
A case was registered under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and Santhosh was arrested and remanded in judicial custody in Tiruvannamalai Sub-jail for 15 days. Further probe is on.
The incident which reportedly took place two days back has put the Forest department on its toes as the annual festival continues to pose serious risks to wildlife.
The highest number of 30 tiger deaths was reported from Madhya Pradesh, followed by 25 in Maharashtra and 17 in Assam.