Accused of killing over 200 tigers besides thousands of other wildlife species, Chand had opposed levying of charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act on technical grounds.
His counsel, Pramod Kumar Dubey, had said that a MCOCA case is not applicable against Sansar Chand as it was filed as a supplementary charge.
In 2010, the court had granted bail to Sansar Chand. Chand was arrested in June 2005 by Delhi Police from Paharganj area, after which CBI had taken him into custody.
During interrogation Chand had provided several clues to CBI and also pointed to the existence of an organized crime syndicate engaged in a large-scale operation across various wildlife sanctuaries in the country.
In 2005, the agency had chargesheeted him under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), a first against any wildlife criminal.
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