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MLA rescues elephant calf at Doboka forest reserve

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

HOWRAGHAT, Jan 27: Attempt of cruelly taming or taking in captivity of any wild animal is a great offence as per rule in India. Despite this, such illegal acts continue in different parts in the State as well as in the country.

Such a scene was seen near the NH-36 near Doboka forest reserve along the gaon-Karbi Anglong border recently. According to Bokajan MLA Dr Numal Momin, an elephant calf was being cruelly tamed by tying all its four limbs and neck by some ruthless local people of horgaon near Doboka Forest Range office. The incident came into light while Dr Momin was on his way to Bokajan from Guwahati. Suddenly he noticed an elephant calf being tortured near NH-36 at horgaon which is adjacent to Doboka Forest Range office.

Dr Momin said that as soon after he noticed the act of cruelty, he immediately ordered the driver to stop the car and feed the elephant calf bas brought with him.

Wasting no time, he promptly informed State Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma about the incident. Accordingly, a quick response came from the side of the State Forest Minister and a rescue team led by DFO Doboka rushed to the incident spot and rescued the calf. Investigation is on to take action against the culprit, Dr Momin said.

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