25. Reward may be given :

♣25. Reward may be given :

♦ (1) Any person who furnishes information that leads to the arrest of a poacher who has killed or injured rhinoceros, tiger, elephant, musk deer, clouded leopard, snow leopard or bison, may be rewarded with an amount of up to fifty thousand rupees. Any person who furnishes information about a poacher who

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has killed or injured any other protected animals, other than the wildlife mentioned above, and leads to his arrest may be rewarded with an amount of up to twenty five thousand rupees.

(2) Any person who furnishes information about a person, who is in unlawful possession of trophies and if the information leads to the arrest of the illegal possessor, or who captures such person may be rewarded fifty percent of the amount collected from the auction of the trophies if such trophies are auctioned. In case the trophies cannot be sold by auction from the point of view of wildlife conservation, an amount of up to ten thousand rupees could be rewarded, considering the condition, importance and quantity of such trophies.

(3) Any person who furnishes information about an offense under this Act other than those mentioned in Sub-Section (1) and (2), which leads to the arrest of the accused may be rewarded with up to one thousand rupees.