"We have detained three suspects in connection with the case and one country pistol was seized from their possession. The tusker was shot at by poachers from atop a tree in Kalapat area," Neelannavar informed.
A sick elephant that remained stuck in a pond at Saplahara in Sambalpur district died on Tuesday, soon after it was rescued by the forest department officials.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) on Thursday wrote to Odisha government seeking disciplinary action against Sambalpur Sadar Range Officer for dereliction of duty. Taking serious cognizance on the recent elephant death in train accident at Hatibari in Sambalpur, PCCF, Harishankar Upadhyay, cited that despite possessing a full-fledged squad to track the […]