KAZIRANGA: To secure the wild animals on the National Highway 37 in Kaziranga National Park during floods, Bipul Das, the magistrate of Bokakhat sub-division, has imposed section 144 CrPC in the animal corridor connected to the national park.
As per the order, the vehicles currently will not be permitted to ply on the National Highway 37, from the animal corridor at Panbari under Bokakhat sub-division to Haldhibari, at a speed more than 40 km per hour. It is said that the prohibitory order has come into force with immediate effect.
The order stated that heavy vehicles are not permitted to park in front of the hotels and restaurants along the National Highway in the restricted area. If anyone violates the order, the administration will take appropriate action against the violators under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.
It is to be mentioned that every year during floods, the speeding vehicles on National Highway 37 end up to be the enemies of the wild animals of Kaziranga National Park. The animals get killed subsequent to being hit by speeding vehicles while going across the National Highway. During floods, the animals migrate from the flooded areas to safer places.
In the first week of June, this year, Pabitra Kumar Das, Additional District Magistrate of Kaliabor Sub-Division declared prohibitory orders for the wellbeing and security of the wild animals of Kaziranga National Park. As regions under Kaziranga National Park are progressively getting immersed by flood water driving the wild animals to go across the National Highway-37 (NH-37) towards higher grounds connecting Karbi Anglong Hills on the southern limit of the Park, the animals might succumb to miscreants just as may get wrecked by vehicles utilizing on the busy highway.
Similarly, two forest officials of Assam's Kaziranga National Park have been arrested on Sunday after a broken piece of rhino horn was allegedly recovered from their ownership. An authority said that it has not been confirmed if the two have any if with poachers. The two personnel were recognized as Sonia Orang (Forest Guard) and Dipen Kumar Nath (Home Guard), who were considered responsible for the act and taken into custody. The forest minister's PRO said in an explanation that the authorities of the national park informed that a forest guard and a home guard were caught by the Bagori range official. He said that the two personnel were captured regarding illicit possession of a wildlife trophy, that is, the broken piece of rhino horn.
As per the sources, under the leadership of Ramesh Kumar Gogoi, the divisional forest officer (DFO) of Kaziranga National Park, the entire process was carried out. Preceding this, last year, various rhino horns, found in the national park, were deposited by these two arrested personnel pair to the park authorities. Nonetheless, they figured out how to keep a piece of such horns and were in search of rhino horn dealers. In any case, they couldn't exchange this piece of rhino horn as coronavirus limitations were declared in Assam.
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