Karlapat Elephant Deaths: Livestock Inspector suspended from duty for dereliction of duty
Bhawanipatna, Feb 22: Taking swift action in the series elephant deaths in Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary Odisha Government suspended a Livestock Inspector (LI) in Kalahandi on the charge of dereliction of duty on Monday.
The Livestock Inspector identified as Ganesh Pujari was found guilty of not adhering to the set guidelines by the district Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services unit for maintaining records of vaccination of cattle.
Chief District Veterinary Officer (CDVO) put Pujari on suspension following a government order for the same.
Notably, a vaccination drive had been conducted in the villages located in the vicinity of the sanctuary to check the bacterial disease Hemorrhagic Septicaemia, found to be the cause of seven elephant deaths in last 20 days.
To probe the alarming elephant deaths, a three-member Central team of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change visited Karlapat sanctuary on February 19. The team will be concluding its study today.
Later, a detailed report will be submitted to the ministry by mentioning causes, prevention and treatment of the disease in it.