Czech scientists accused of illegally insect collecting in India found guilty

Two Czech scientists have been found guilty of illegally collecting insects in India. The court in Darjeeling has sentenced the Czech entomologists to three years in prison and a fine of about 10,000 rupees. The men’s lawyer can appeal against the verdict on Wednesday. Emil Kučera and Petr Švácha were arrested near the Singalila National Park on June 23 for collecting rare insects without a permit. The two men denied all the charges against them.

Author: Ruth Fraňková