I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Friday, November 17, 2017
ELEPHANT TUSKS SEIZED; TWO ARRESTED IN BOUDH
ELEPHANT TUSKS SEIZED; two arrested IN BOUDH
Thursday, 16 November 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Acting on a tip-off, a team of Boudh forest officials arrested two persons while they were negotiating sale of tusks on Tuesday morning.
Sources said the team led by ACF Sushil Tripathy and DFO Yashobant Seth nabbed two persons while negotiating sale of two tusks from Ghat road near Matakrupa reserve forest in Kantamal forest range in Boudh district, 75 km from here.
The two tusks weighed 5.9 kg and the local value of the seized tusks would be around Rs 21 lakh and in the international market it would be around Rs 8 lakh, said forest office sources.
Forest officials suspect that a gang is operating in Boudh and Kandhamal area and carrying out this illegal trade of wildlife products.
In Boudh forest division there are 25 elephants. Forest official believe that the seized tusks is of an adult elephant around 30 years