Forest force team of Banderdewa Forest Division caught several wildlife meat and articles in day long search operation carried out at Midpu forest check gate, Doimukh from vehicles coming from regions covering Kurung Kumey, Kra Daadi, Upper & Lower Subansari, East Kameng & Sagalee of Papumpare.
The forest force team Seized wildlife articles included huge quantities of full body animals and meat pieces of Himalayan civets, dears, wild doves, green barbets, wild fowls and wild squirrels.
Legal proceedings have been initiated against the offenders under various sections of Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
The forest team headed by DFO Neelam Nedo also included ACF Mito Rumi, RFOs D Dastidar, Chan Buru, Tanga Murtem, Mayuk Lamgu and frontline staffs of Banderdewa and Doimukh Forest Ranges. The seized wildlife carcasses were later destroyed in presence of magistrate SDO Doimukh Ibom Tao and OC Doimukh PS Inspector B Tangzang.
Further during checking, the forest team also collected revenue of Rs. 25110/- as royalty and penalties on seized minor forest produce transported without permits.
DFO Neelam Nedo further informed of carrying out such surprise search operations across the division in future.