Photos of a monkey sitting on Kamaljit Singh’s shoulder had long past viral on social media. Source: Instagram.
Chandigarh, August 21
A Chandigarh-primarily based tattoo artist Kamaljit Singh and his manager had been arrested for conserving a monkey as a pet and exhibiting its photos on his Instagram legend.
The artist, who owns Kamzinkzone tattoo studio in Sector 35 in Chandigarh, has also been accused of drive-feeding the monkey an ‘alcoholic’ drink, a price that he has denied.
“A Herculean job comes to an dwell,” tweeted Deputy Conservator of Forests Abdul Qayum.
— Dr Abdul Qayum, IFS (@drqayumiitk) August 20, 2020
“A compatible action taken in opposition to natural world offenders below WPA (Wildlife Protection Act) 1972. An superb message will reach to all TikTokers and every person who thinks natural world are pet or would per chance well furthermore be hunted,” he added.
The tattoo artist and his manager Deepak had been booked below Sections 9, 39 and 50 of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
Photos of a monkey sitting on Kamaljit Singh’s shoulder had long past viral on social media.
As he came to know that he used to be caught on the glum side of the law, he deleted the photos from his Instagram legend.
The rhesus macaque, love diversified wild animals, can’t be saved and professional for leisure capabilities in India.
Acting on a complaint by the Folks for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the native Woodland and Wildlife Division lodged a complaint in opposition to the artist with the police.
The artist suggested the police that he had rescued the monkey in an injured situation from Kasauli hills in Himachal Pradesh. He acknowledged when he came to know that conserving a monkey in captivity used to be against the law, he released it within the wild.
He acknowledged no alcoholic beverage, as shown in a direct, used to be served to the animal. It used to be a mixture of apple and pomegranate juice. IANS