The Wildlife Crime Suppression Unit of the Forest Department has filed a case against mobile operator Grameenphone Limited. Nargis Sultana, an inspector of the Wildlife Crime Suppression Unit, has filed the case with four colleagues as witnesses.
The case was filed in the court of the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Wednesday (June 30) afternoon. The case has been filed against Grameenphone Limited under sections 38 (2), 41 and 46 of the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act-2012.
Earlier, Grameenphone’s advertisement sparked a storm of criticism on social media. Animal lovers complain that the advertisement of Grameenphone encourages birds to be hunted and kept in cages. This may increase the rate of wildlife related crimes including wild bird hunting in the country. So the demand to take action against Grameenphone quickly arose through social media.