Meanwhile at Gir, Ravindra Jadeja gets his lion’s share of controversy

first_imgIndian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja has landed himself in a controversy yet again. The cricketer had gone to Gir National Park with his family to see Asiatic lions. The cricketer sighted a lion but disregarded laws prescribed by the Forest Department.The cricketer violated the laws by stepping out of his car in open forests to get a picture clicked with the lion. This is strictly prohibited as per the Wildlife Protection Act that applies to Gir forests and wildlife.Regarding the controversy, Chief of Wildlife Sanctuary and Forest Conservator of Gujarat Forest Department Dr. Anirudh Pratap Singh has said that Jadeja has violated the laws and rules of the Wildlife Act. He also said that this issue will be probed.The Chief has refrained from commenting further on taking an action on this issue before thoroughly looking into the violations.The Gir Forests are closed for visitors in the monsoon season from 15 June to 16 October. Jadeja made his trip to Gir forests on 15 June, the last day for visitors to have a chance to look at the Asiatic lions.last_img read more