Following the submission of the complaint case by Inquiry Officer cum DFO, Dhansiri Forest Division, Naba Kumar Bordoloi against the killing of egrets at Tangla, three accused have been arrested and sent to judicial custody on Thursday.
Three accused Santana Das, CEO, Udalguri Town and Country Planning and EO, Tangla Municipal Board, Sadanda Sahari, JE, Tangla Municipal Board, and Milton Sangma, driver booked under Section 55 of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 was produced at the CJM Court, Udalguri and sent to judicial custody.
More than 200 egrets died due to wilful destruction of nests by way of felling of bamboo grooves that were providing shelter to the birds with fledglings in Ward Nos.1 and 2 in Tangla town of Udalguri district on June 24.
Additional PCCF Wildlife and Chief Wildlife Warden, MK Yadava had appointed Bordoloi as Inquiry Officer under the provision of Section 50(8) of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 for investigating into the death of species of birds scheduled under the said Act on June 25.
Yadava asked the Inquiry Officer to ensure the filing of a complaint case against the culprits in an appropriate court of law under Section 55 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 on completion of an investigation.
Yadava also asked Bordoloi to submit his investigation report as per law within seven days.