Can possession of 'Indian Flap Shell Turtle' lead to criminal proceedings under Wild Life Protection Act? Supreme Court answers

The Bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and Indu Malhotra was hearing a review petition against a judgment of the apex court passed in May 2018.
Indian Flap Shell Turtle, Supreme Court
Indian Flap Shell Turtle, Supreme CourtWikimedia Commons

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a review petition and recalled its order of May 2018 which had upheld initiation of criminal proceedings against a person charged under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 for possessing an Indian Flap Shell Turtle (Titty Alias George Kurian v. Deputy Range Forest Officer).

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