Kannada actor Darshan and his wife Vijaya Lakshmi have filed a case for keeping rare birds in their farmhouse
BENGALURU: Karnataka forest officials have registered a case under the Wildlife Protection Act against Kannada actor Darshan and his wife Vijayalakshmi for keeping rare bar-headed ducks at their farm in Mysuru. Darshan, ironically, is an ambassador for wildlife conservation and has also been nominated to the state wildlife board.
Officials have also registered a case against the farmhouse manager Nagaraj. Following Darshan’s interview that he kept these rare species of migratory birds in his farmhouse, the forest department conducted a raid.
Authorities have captured and released four rare birds near Hadinaru Lake in Bengaluru, considered a magnet for migratory birds.
Deputy Conservator of Forests B. Bhaskar said he also found a black swan, ostrich, emu and other rare birds in the farmhouse. They have asked for documents showing that the actor has obtained permission from the authorities to keep these birds in his farmhouse.
Darshan is gearing up for his big release ‘Kranti’ this week. The media has decided not to publish news about his new film after he badmouthed the media houses.