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Special team to probe death of elephant in Athagarh

16/06/2022 at 3:37 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 16: Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) has formed a high-level special investigation team to probe the death of elephant and recovery of skeletal remains from Athagarh forest division in Cuttack district.

Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) will head the three-member probe panel which will comprise a wildlife conservator and a senior official of the Crime Branch.

The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) will no longer be a part of the investigating team.

Earlier, taking cognisance of the death of the tusker due to gunshot injuries in Athagarh forest division, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has asked the state government to take stringent action in the matter and submit an action taken report at the earliest.

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