The Assam Forest Department has ordered a probe into the loss of life of a lot of birds after consuming crops, which have been allegedly sprayed with poison, in Barpeta district, an official mentioned on Wednesday.
Scores of birds, together with sparrows and cuckoos, died at Bohori Silgaon village on Monday after consuming crops in a paddy discipline, the PRO to the forest minister mentioned in an announcement.
“Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya has asked the chief wildlife warden and the principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) to institute a probe into the incident and to submit the action taken report immediately,” he mentioned.
The useless birds have been despatched for autopsy examinations and outcomes are awaited to establish the precise reason for loss of life, however forest officers visiting the place mentioned it’s a suspected case of poisoning.
“The chief minister has also brought the matter to the notice of the environment and forest minister and asked him to initiate necessary action,” the discharge mentioned.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered by the Barpeta Road Ranger and a suspect was arrested.
“Investigation is underway to nab more culprits involved in the incident,” the PRO added.
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