Biren says public safety measures taken up over mysterious livestock killing

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 2, 2018: Following increasing claims of attack and killing of livestock, by unidentified predator that is believed to be wild animal, in different parts of Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh has appealed the people not to get panic saying that public safety measures are being taken up.

“Wooden cages have been set up to trap the unidentified animal at various places. The divisional forest officers and police have been instructed to take preventive and precautionary measures,” said Biren.

He stated that two forensic scientists from Dehradun would identify the animal soon.

The chief minister was addressing at the Agriculture Equipments Exhibition and launching of ‘Rabi Campaign 2018’ at Haotal, Pangei in Imphal East

Principal chief conservator of forests Kereilhouvi Angami has written a letter to director general of police LM Khaute to instruct officials of the Cyber Wing of the state police department to keep check and vigil on flow of information on social media and ensure that only factual information flows on it, and also the mischievous elements are booked under the law.  He mentioned that there are reports of alleged attacks of suspected wild animals on the livestock in various districts and there is circulation of many photographs and videos on social media which is leading to panic among the public.

The forest department has proposed to the administrative department to constitute a district level Task Force by involving concerned deputy commissioner, superintendant of police, divisional forest officer and the district veterinary officer to look in to the overall operations and investigations.

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