Forest officials and police seized huge quantities of full bodies of wild animals such as deer, civet spp, mongoose and several jungle fowls etc.
Forest officials and police seized huge quantities of full body wild animals such as deer (1 No.), civet spp. (5 Nos.), mongoose spp.(1 No.) and several jungle fowls were caught along with meat and carcasses of wild squirrels, birds, deer, etc.
The tem first nabbed a man with about 2 Kgs of Pangolin scales. Pangolin is one of the most trafficked wild animals in wildlife crime across the world.
All the offenders along with seized vehicles were arrested and booked under relevant sections of Wildlife Protection Act 1972 and handed over to the police.
All the seized wildlife animals and meat as were perishable items were later destroyed by burning on magistrate’s order, after collecting and recording of all necessary evidences and documentations.
During the search operation, illegal timbers along with trucks and two bags of ganja were also detected and seized and their further investigations are being carried out by forest and police officials respectively.
DFO T Sira said full credits for this successful operation must go to the front line staff of state forest and police force and he further thanked the general public for their cooperation and support during such search operations. He further informed that similar such exercise have been mulled across all entry points to the capital complex round the year.
The day long search operation of vehicles was carried out by forest and police personnel of Banderdewa Forest Divison and Doimukh Police station at Midpu Check Gate on Dec 28.
The search team was led by Tasso Sira DFO Banderdewa Forest Division and ACF Mito Rumi with support of Local Civil Administration Magistrate on duty Mokar Riba SDO Doimukh and Kambi Ronya OC Doimukh PS. The forest team also comprised of RFOs D. Dastidar, C Buru, Chucku Tanya, Tanga Murtem & Dy. FRs B Tarang and D Nath.