Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding use of fireballs and spikes to drive away elephants, 12/11/2018
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Prerna Singh Bindra & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/11/2018 regarding use of fireballs and spikes to drive away elephants. It has been pointed out by counsel for the petitioner that the State of West Bengal has issued some tenders for the supply of burnt mobile oil to keep the herd of elephants away by use of fire torches.
Supreme Court directs the State of West Bengal to place an affidavit citing the name and designation of the person who will be responsible in each forest division in the event of mishap due to fire. Court further directs that the tenders for the supply of burnt mobile oil should not be processed.