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A great victory in the history of Wild Life cases in the country where a historical judgment is passed by Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. Jagdish Bhalla and Hon’ble Justice Mr. M. N. Bhandari of Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench in CJ’s Court. In DB Civil Writ petition no. 8987/2006 (P I L) Naresh Kumar Kadyan Vs Chief Secretary, Govt. of Raj. & Ors. The matter was heard by the hon’ble Court; Advocate Mr. Ajay Kumar Jain appeared on behalf of the petitioners and Mr. Raj Panjwani, Senior Advocate on behalf of PETA and Mr. S. N. Kumawat, AAG on behalf of Govt. of Raj., Advocates Mr. Ravi Kiran Mathur and Miss Shaifali on behalf of Elephant Owners Association appeared before the Court. Today the hon’ble Rajasthan High Court passed a order in which complete ban on use Iron Ankush on Elephants in any manner. The Hon’ble also directed to follow the guidelines issued by the State Govt. as rules, till the rules are not framed. This is the only judgment in the country where the Court has completely baned on use of Ankush on Elephants and treated guidelines as rules. It is pertinent to mention that the case was filed by Dr. M. S. Kachhawa, Advocate and up to 2009 it was argued by him time to time, no. of guidelines and directions were issued by Hon’ble Court in the interest of Wild Life, more than 10 people were arrested for illegal possession of elephants. After, Dr. Kachhawa became Govt. Counsel and the case was transferred to Advocate Ajay Kumar Jain. In last but not least we are thankful to full co-operation of Wild Life Trust of India, New Delhi. Especially, Mr. Ashok Kumar, Senior Vice-President and Trustee of WTI, New Delhi till last. Dr. Mahendra Singh Kachhawa.
"Elephant polo PIL of Naresh Kadyan"