Political pressure to shoot tiger.
Amid pressure from villagers who have been instigated by BJP legislators Shobha Fadnavis and Sudhir Mungantiwar, the Chandrapur chief conservator of forest (CCF) Sanjay Thakre has sought permission to shoot the problem tiger of Pombhurna tehsil. The sub-adult tiger has mauled to death six villagers and injured an equal number in the last six months (from February 17 to July 25). Of those killed, four were attacked in Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) area. Almost all the deaths have occurred after villagers ventured deep into the forest for illicit felling. Thakre wrote to chief wildlife warden Sarjan Bhagat on August 4 seeking permission to shoot the tiger. See link below to read the report in The Times of India.