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Death of 7 elephants: NGT team begins probe in Dhenkanal

13/11/2018 at 3:08 PM

Dhenkanal: A four-member team of National Green Tribunal (NGT) today visited Kamalanga village in Dhenkanal district where seven elephants were electrocuted on October 26 and reviewed the incident.

The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Dhenkanal Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) and officials of electricity department were present.

Earlier this month, the NGT constituted a team to enquire into the death of seven elephants which were electrocuted after coming in contact with a live wire near Kamalanga village in Dhenkanal district.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel constituted a team comprising representatives of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, and Director of Project Elephant and Odisha Chief Wildlife Warden.

The green panel also slapped Rs 1 crore fine on the Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha (CESU) for the mishap.

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