Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered for an Crime Branch inquiry into the electrocution of seven elephants at Kamalanga in Dhenkanal district on Friday night.
Crime Branch ADG Santosh Upaddhyaya informed this to the media this morning.
A team of the Crime Branch will move to the spot today to conduct an on- the- spot imvestigation. The team would submit its report to the Government within seven days’ time, said the ADG.
It may be noted that three CESU employees and three forest officials have been suspended for negligence. The incident of killing of such a big number of elephants in electrocution is said to be first one in the State. The incident has hurt animal lovers.