Nagpur: Even as the forest department was preparing to shoot the problem tigress name T1 from Pandharkawda, few wildlife activists have knocked the doors of Supreme Court and filed a mercy petition to save its life. This is probably for the first time that a mercy petition has been filed to save a tiger.
The petition has been submitted to Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, justice Madan Lokur and justice KM Joseph. The petition has been filed by wildlife activists Ajay Dubey of NGO Prayatna, Bhopal, and Simarat Sandhu of Save Tiger Campaign, Delhi.
Counsels for both the petitioners will plead their case on Tuesday before justice MB Lokur, who will hear two petitions — one filed by PV Subramaniam of Earth Brigade, Mumbai, and another by wildlife lover Dr Jerryl Banait, Nagpur, challenging Nagpur bench of Bombay high court decision to uphold orders issued by state PCCF (wildlife) AK Misra on September 4 to shoot T1.