The Assam Forest Department has ordered a probe into the demise of a lot of birds after consuming crops, which have been allegedly sprayed with poison, in Barpeta district, an official stated on Wednesday.
Scores of birds, together with sparrows and cuckoos, died at Bohori Silgaon village on Monday after consuming crops in a paddy area, the PRO to the forest minister stated in a press release.
“Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya has requested the chief wildlife warden and the principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) to institute a probe into the incident and to submit the motion taken report instantly,” he stated.
The useless birds have been despatched for autopsy examinations and outcomes are awaited to determine the precise reason for demise, however forest officers visiting the place stated it’s a suspected case of poisoning.
“The chief minister has additionally introduced the matter to the discover of the surroundings and forest minister and requested him to provoke needed motion,” the discharge stated.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered by the Barpeta Road Ranger and a suspect was arrested.
“Investigation is underway to nab extra culprits concerned within the incident,” the PRO added.
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