A petition was filed in the Kerala High Court on Thursday seeking a CBI probe into the killing of a tiger in Wayanad. The petition, filed by Green Cross World Environment Protection action group president Abu Pookot, also sought action against Forest Department officials in this regard. It was the Special Task Force of the Forest Department that had shot dead the tiger at a coffee plantation near Moolamkavu in Wayanad. The petitioner said the incident could have been avoided had a squad been deployed to capture the tiger. It could have been easily captured and relocated. There was no attempt on the part of the officials to save the life of the animal. Besides, the officials had not obtained permission from the chairman, National Tiger Conservation Authority, before shooting the tiger down, the petitioner said.