Rhino horn re-verification starts in Golaghat
The verification of rhino horns, stored in Treasury Office of Golaghat since 1980, started on Thursday at Circuit House, Golaghat. The treasury of Golaghat has the highest number of rhino
GOLAGHAT: The verification of rhino horns, stored in Treasury Office of Golaghat since 1980, started on Thursday at Circuit House, Golaghat. The treasury of Golaghat has the highest number of rhino horns stored in government custody. Almost all these rhino horns are of Kaziranga National Park. The Rhino Horn Verification Committee has Forest Conservator and Indian Forest Service Officer, M. Hussain as chairman.
A press statement by DIPRO, Golaghat, said that the 19-member committee, including wildlife experts, representatives from media, high officials of Assam Forest Department, has been engaged for re-verification of rhino horns. In the re-verification process, the verification team would examine the horns and collected DNA samples of the rhino horns. Altogether 1,195 rhino horns would be examined in Golaghat where 1,992 rhino horns are from Golaghat treasury and three horns from Jorhat.
Interestingly, in the year 2016, a high-level Rhino Horns Verification team had verified the rhino horns in Golaghat which were stored in Golaghat treasury. The verification team under the chairmanship of Mohan Chandra Malakar, had given a statement after completing the verification of horns stored in the Golaghat Treasury that altogether 1,195 rhino horns kept in 39 boxes in the Golaghat treasury had been verified.