Sh. Naveen Patnaik
Hon. Chief Minister
Sub : Rehabilitation of Ramesh Munda reg.
This is regarding Ramesh Munda the innocent tribal of Rutisila village under Ghatagoan village of Keonjhar was arrested by State Wildlife deptt. for rearing and saving an orphan bear cub. He was charged for violating Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and now on bail. The arrest of Munda for saving a bear life is now reacted by many. This has now become an international news and we are receiving condemn letter from many people from aboard.
The arrest was completely inhuman when his attitude was to save the bear cub. He was also intimated the concern Forest wing and local police in due time. But no body has given attention of that. When this came in media then the concern Wildlife wing arrest him hiding their fault. Earlier we have rescued bears with the help of Wildlife deptt. but no action has been taken against anybody. Munda was treating the bear very humanely. Though Munda is instrumental in saving the bear life and he is poor tribal and not able to earn daily meal for his family our organization planning for his rehabilitation. We have arranged his daughter free education and all support. His daughter will be admitted in tribal school of Kalinga Institute of Social Science and the KISS authority is very happy to support. We urge before the Hon. Chief Minister to be kind enough to look after the following things:-
1. The case against Munda should be dropped by withdrawing charges.
2. The Munda should be given opportunity to work in Nandankan Zoo to look after Rani along with other animals.
3. The rescued bears should remain free for which a bear sanctuary may be established. If govt. will provide land we will also take the responsibility for establishment of rescue center where different type of rescued wild animals will be rehabilitated.
4. Munda is interested to meet you Sir for your blessings as you are very much sympathetic for Munda and support for his daughter..
We request to the Hon. Chief Minister to be kind enough to take up the above matter for which we will be very much grateful.With regards,
Yours faitfully,Jiban Ballav Das, Secretary,
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