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Counting of rhino horns in gaon Treasury office begins

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

GAON (HAIBORGAON), August 29: A special team of the State Government started counting of rhino horns kept in gaon treasury office on Monday and it will continue till Tuesday.

Interestingly, total 509 rhino horns will be counted by the special team in gaon and on Monday the team counted 331 horns and the rest will be counted on Tuesday. Ahead of the counting of the horns on Monday, an important member of the team, veteran jourlist Prasanta Rajguru addressed a press conference at gaon Circuit House.

Rajguru ensured that the team would count only those rhino horns which were kept in treasury offices of the State, but other rhino horns which were kept in forest offices or judicial and police custody would be exempted from counting. Hence, the team would not know how many rhino horns were officially kept in the entire State. On the other hand, Rajguru confirmed that the team would count only those rhino horns which were kept in various treasury offices of the State after 1979. He further stated that the team counted 1,195 horns in Golaghat treasury, 59 horns in Tezpur treasury, 59 horns in Mongaldai treasury and would count 509 in gaon treasury, 33 horns in Barpeta treasury, 99 horns in Guwahati treasury, 22 horns in Morigaon treasury and one horn in Diphu treasury.

Rajguru, however, said that the team did not know about the number of horns which were kept in the Jorhat treasury office. He said that on Tuesday all the horns which were kept in Diphu and Jorhat treasury offices would be brought to gaon for counting. He further stated that in Golaghat, out of total 1,195 horns the team examined total 1,193 horns and one horn had turned into pieces and was sent to the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun for further test.

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