India’s star all-rounder has been into a new controversy as the Gujarat Forest Department has ordered an inquiry in an incident which saw Jadeja getting down from his jeep and taken photographs in Sassan Gir along with his wife and friends.
The 27-year old is currently enjoying leisure time with his wife Reeva Solanki as they were married very recently. The player has not only stepped out of the jeep but has barely stood 12-13 feet away from Asiatic lions and pics have gone viral on social media.
The player has also taken selfies with the forest guards as he was accused of violating wildlife laws. Speaking to media, Chief conservative officer of forests, AP Singh has confirmed that Jadeja was in Sassan Gir on June 14 and 15 and also ordered an inquiry on the incident.
“We have got photographs that show that he got down from his jeep and took photographs. The Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife) J A Khan and PCCF Dinesh Mishra have taken note of this incident and have been asked to inquire into it. I have asked the Deputy Conservator of Forest (Headquarters) Ram Ratan Nala to conduct a probe and send a report,” Singh said.
The player has also posted the pics on his official social media accounts which got him into more trouble.
“The dos and don’ts clearly mention that getting down from the Jeep or even smoking inside the forest is an offense and in this case, Jadeja has taken photographs in the vicinity of the lions,” an official said.
It is also well known that an FIR was filed against uncle of Ravindra Jadeja when he fired a pistol in the celebrations of Ravindra Jadeja’s wedding back in April at Rajkot.
Since Ravindra Jadeja is a VIP guest, a major action on him looks very unlikely but an action could be taken against the two officials who posed in one the selfies that Jadeja took.
The 27-year old is currently given rest by the selectors after playing non-stop cricket in the first half of the year.