CBI registers cases against two pvt firms, others for alleged illegal export of Shahtoosh shawls

The export of such wild life material is prohibited under the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 with the Tibetan antelope having been declared an endangered species.
CBI registers cases against two pvt firms, others for alleged illegal export of Shahtoosh shawls
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Srinagar July 29: The Central Bureau of Investigation Thursday said it has registered two separate cases against two private firms based at Srinagar and Delhi and others including a proprietor of a private firm based at Srinagar for allegedly exporting shawls containing guard hair of rare Tibetan antelope Shahtoosh.

The export of such wild life material is prohibited under the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

An official handout by the CBI said that following complaints from the respective Customs Departments, cases have been registered on the allegations of illegal export of 32 (26+6) shawls containing guard hair of the antelope.

Searches were conducted in the premises of both the firms in New Delhi and Srinagar which led to recovery of four shawls and incriminating documents, the CBI said.

Investigation of both the cases is in progress.

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