Forest officials and police raided his farmhouse on Saturday, June 5. It may be recalled that in mid-June, two Chinkara's were killed allegedly by the State Transport Minister and his friends. Some villagers near Bhor taluka reported seeing the state minister and his friend partying after killing the animals. Police and forest officials are investigating the case.
If found guilty, the Minister and his friends will be booked under the Wildlife Protection Act as Chinkara is an endangered species.
Earlier Shiv Sena leaders demanded a CBI inquiry into the Chinkala killing and demanded the resignation of State Forest Minister Babanrao Pachpute for shielding them.