26 tigers missing from Ranthambhore park
Jaipur: Claiming that 26 tigers were missing from Ranthambhore National Park in Rajasthan, BJP MP and member of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Diya Kumari has written to the Union environment minister, demanding a high level inquiry in the matter.
Kumari, in a letter to Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar, said a report has been submitted to the state government, stating that 26 tigers are missing from the park, which is located in Sawai Madhopur district.
She demanded a high level inquiry in the matter.
The MP also stated in her letter that the attitude of officials concerned and authorities of the park was "half-hearted and lackadaisical".
A national park is supposed to conserve the endangered animals and not lead to the decrease in their numbers, she said in her letter, written on Wednesday.
She also said the poachers must be identified, caught and strict action must be taken against them to prevent recurrence of incidents.
Earlier, on Monday, BJP MLA Chandrabhan Singh Aakya had also raised the issue of missing tigers in Ranthambhore during Zero Hour in the assembly.