It is a celebration time for the Haryana Forest Officials and the wildlife administration as they have accomplished a huge victory by seizing Snake Poison. They captured four culprits, who were carrying snake poison of 1.6 kg weight, which was obtained from the highly poisonous snake, namely the Russel Viper (the II threatened species, preserved by Wildlife Protection Act) and Saw Scaled Viper. The selling value of this is believed to be approximately Rs 1.5 Crore in the foreign market. Snake Poison is a tremendously appealed poison in market, as it acts as a drug, when mixed with certain component.
Realising the sensitivity of the matter, Deepak Alwadhi, Forest division Official gained some information about a gang selling snake poison in Karnal district, through one of their informers. As per the information they received from their informer, they started laying a trap for the culprits. Things started to take place as per their plans. It was the 27th of February when a CIA person disguised himself as a snake poison customer in the Gharonda grain market. After all successful attempts by the officers to confine culprits, they caught all the indicted along with the element. A thorough investigation was done by the officials and they tried to pull out all information from the accused about the material.
According to the officials, they initially considered that the culprits would be falsifying about the quality and the cost of the element. Also, it was a bit tough for anyone to believe that such a high scale illegal activity could take place. But specimens of bottled liquid which was seized from the culprits was sent to verify at the Haffkine Institute situated in Mumbai. The outcome from the intelligence unfolded a huge amount of pressure on the officials. The report came as a bombshell for officials which clearly mentioned that the tested element is a snake poison of Russel Viper and few parts of Saw scaled Viper.
Om Prakash, belonging to Sakdi village of Sonepat, Karambir Singh, belonging to Chajjpur Panipat, Jaibir Singh and Mukesh, both residents of Karnal, were the culprits. Their roots may hold in West Bengal.
A FIR has been lodged against the four once the information was authenticated and the content was verified.