CBI registers two separate cases against two private firms & others on the allegations of illegal export of shawls and conducts searches
The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered two separate cases on complaints from Customs Departments against two private firms based at Srinagar & Delhi and others including a proprietor of a private firm based at Srinagar. The cases have been registered on the allegations of illegal export of 32 (26+6) shawls containing Guard hair of Tibetan Antelope (Shahtoosh). The export of such wild life material is prohibited under the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
Searches were conducted in the premises of both the firms in New Delhi and Srinagar which led to recovery of 4 shawls and incriminating documents.
Investigation of both the cases is in progress.