According to investigation, a special investigation team (SIT) reached Badamba and started investigation into the incidents of exhuming of skeletons of elephants and killing of another pachyderm by gunshot.
The team is likely to submit its report to the Government in a month’s time.
Meanwhile, Athagarh Divisional Forest Officer Gopinath Jadav visited incident sites at Chandragiri and Kharoda to look into the incidents.
The SIT led by Angul Circle Chief Conservator of Forest consists of a Conservator of Forest (ET) and DSP-level office of the Crime Branch. The team said stringent action will be taken against those will be found guilty during the investigation.