5 arrested for catching frogs

ARVIND TENGSE, MADGAO | 31 May 2013 11:47 IST

Came the pre-monsoon rain showers and the forest department arrested five persons last night, catching bull frogs illegally.

The Margao-based patrolling team of forest department last night arrested five persons from three villages along with 36 bull frogs.

Errol Fernandes from Colva, Aleixo Joao Gomes from Sao Jose de Areal and Seby Fernandes, Alex Pereira and D D’Costa – all from Benaulim were arrested.

The case under section 51 of Wild Life Protection Act 1972 has been registered against them.

Deputy Conservator of Forests Sanjay Waradkar said each one would be fined Rs 25,000 each as bull frogs are covered under Schedule 4 of Wild Life Protection Act. 

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Raping in Goa is not a crime. Looting in Goa is not a crime. There are more to state but useless mentioning. But when a very poor Goan fellows traditionally catches frogs in Goa is a crime, frog are God's creation, the bad part is they are shown with open faces. Catch those people who catch frogs to make business and to make money out of it and post their pictures. May be these poor guys could not afford to bribe those who caught them. When a big serious crime happens they allow to cover their faces.

Va Viva Goa.


- Filipe Fernandes, Brazil | 01 st June 2013 00:12


Catching Frogs in Goa is a Crime.

Bringing Mushrooms (onbi) from the forest is not a crime in Goa.

Mushrooms from forest is avilable in front of Panjim session court during Nagpanchami.


- elvis, panaji | 31 st May 2013 16:32


Kudos to the forest department for arresting these culprits.

Hope others will learn a lesson. Besides fine, they should also be locked up at least for six months and given lessons on environment.

- A.Pinto, Olaulim | 31 st May 2013 14:53


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