Assam: Seven Endangered Species Of Monkeys Saved In Hailakandi, One Detained
According to sources, the vehicle with the monkeys was traveling from Mizoram to Meghalaya when it was stopped in Hailakandi.
GUWAHATI: In the Hailakandi area of Assam on Monday, at least seven endangered species of black monkeys were saved. Inside a truck with the registration plate NL 01 AD 4984, the cops discovered them. At the Jamira checkpoint, the police discovered them while performing their routine duties.
According to sources, the vehicle with the monkeys was traveling from Mizoram to Meghalaya when it was stopped in Hailakandi. The forest department received the rescued monkeys once they were delivered. The endangered monkey is thought to be worth billions of dollars on the global market.
The truck's driver, Rakesh Deb Barma, has been detained by the police in the interim. Additional research is being done.
A number of traffickers have already been detained by Assam police authorities, and numerous exotic animals, including birds and reptiles, have also been saved in recent times. An Assam police official claims that there is an organized crime group that purportedly smuggles exotic animals from Myanmar into Southeast Asian nations via India.
Recently in another incident, A jungle cat was rescued from a community in Patharkandi, in the Karimganj district of southern Assam. According to sources, the cat was noticed by a local resident who, with the assistance of others, captured the animal in Narayinpur, which is located approximately 92 km from Silchar, in the afternoon and alerted the forest department.
Following the arrival of a team of officials from the Baithakhal Forest Office under the Dohalia Forest Range, the people turned over the feline to the forest officials.
It was a three-month-old jungle cat, according to forest officials, and it seemed to be in good health. It will get a medical examination before being released into the wild. The locals also claimed that there was a story going around that it was a tiger cub. They were alarmed because they believed a tigress might also be nearby as a result. When it was determined that the animal was a jungle cat and not a tiger cub, they were relieved.