Ravindra Jadeja selfie with lions of the Gir forest in Gujarat
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The pictures of Ravindra Jadeja selfie with lions surfaced soon after forest officials issued an advisory for tourists and locals not to take any selfies with lions, to discourage them from getting too close to the wild animals and putting their lives at risk.
A public interest litigation was also filed in Gujarat High Court on Friday seeking a probe into Jadeja’s photographs from Gir forest.
Ravindra Jadeja , a native of Saurashtra region where the Gir forest sanctuary is located, was on a two-day visit to the Sasan Gir in Junagadh district, this happened when he was on a lion safari with his wife.
He got down from the vehicle which according to the forest rules is not allowed as for the tourist protection from wild animals, He clicked selfies and pictures with the lions in the backdrop.
“This is a protected forest and tourists are not allowed to get down from their vehicles. We have received information that some pictures of the cricketer having got down from the vehicle and taken selfies with lions have been circulating on social media,” Anirudh Pratap Singh, Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) of Junagadh wildlife circle, told reporters.
“Even some forest guards are seen with him in the photographs. Therefore, we have ordered the superintendent of Gir National Park to conduct an inquiry and file a report,” he added.
The Gir park is now being shut down for the tourist from June 15 to October 15 for their annual maintenance.
This is the second time within three months where Ravindra Jadeja the cricketer has being in the news for incidents outside the cricket field.
A relative of his was earlier booked for allegedly firing in the air during the wedding celebrations of Jadeja at a hotel in Rajkot.