DERGAON, July 5 - Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Dhiren Hazarika has ordered an inquiry into the allegation of blocking of an animal corridor at Nambar Daigroang Wildlife Sanctuary in the district.
Hazarika has asked Assistant Commissioner and Border Magistrate Papu Gogoi to submit a report soon, after the allegation made by nature activist Apurba Ballav Goswami and three others, Rituraj Phukan, Rahul Barua and Ripon Saikia.
The four submitted a memorandum to the DC with several demands, which also included the allegation about an illegally set up factory of pavers block on an elephant corridor at Thuramukh. They said that due to the disturbance created by the factory, several animals especially elephants and rare bisons were at great risk.
They also alleged that some of the owners of the nearby tea gardens had set up sharp iron fences due to which several elephants were found dead after getting injured against some sharp blades fixed on to the fences.
�As a result, elephant depredation is on the rise in areas like Doigroang, Thuramukh, Juriadalang, Bokial, Marangi, Numaligarh, etc.,� the memorandum said.
Recently, a herd of around 30 bisons came out of the wildlife sanctuary due to the disturbance caused by the factory, and were seen grazing at a tea garden near Rangajan. The forest department has failed to take the animals back to the sanctuary,� the memorandum alleged.