Trial of all cases of hunting, encroachment etc. registered under the Wildlife Act is conducted in the Court of Judicial Magistrate (First Class). Every taluka will have such a court for hearing criminal cases. The penalty for hunting and alteration of boundaries (encroachment) within a National Park or Sanctuary is imprisonment for 3 to 7 years and fine not less than Rs. 10,000/- There is no scope for compounding (only fine) such offences.
Trial of Hunting cases