Lucknow: An FIR has been registered against
five professors of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for
allegedly keeping a black buck in captivity at the varsity
campus in Aligarh, police said here on Tuesday.
The AMU professors who have been named in the FIR are
Chairman Department of Wildlife Sciences Prof Jamal Ahmed
Khan, Readers Afifullah Khan and Satish Kumar and faculty
members Prof H S A Yahya and Dr Orus Ilyas, they said.
The FIR was registered on July 9 by master trainer at the
Animal Welfare Board Naresh Kadyan, the police said.
The accused have been charged with sections related to
cruelty towards an animal and keeping it captive, they said,
adding that wildlife activists are demanding that the
professors be charged under the more stringent Indian Wildlife
(Protection) Act, 1972.
The wildlife activists also alleged that though the black
buck was rescued by the UP Wildlife Department after the
complaint was lodged, no legal action was initiated against
The professors were not available for comment.