DERGAON, Sept 19 - A special workshop on crimes against wild animals was organised at Golaghat recently by the Assam Legal Service Authority and NGO Aaranyak in association with the Golaghat District Legal Service Authority at Sati Sadhani Kalakshetra, Bagarijeng.
Legal officers, including district judges of Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur and Golaghat took part in the workshop, where two judges from the Gauhati High Court � Justice AM Buzarbaruah and Justice N Koteswar Singh � took part as resource persons.
Justice Buzarbaruah expressed hope that the workshop would help legal officials solve cases regarding wildlife crimes to some extent. �As the role of the police force is crucial for tackling wildlife crimes, the government should bifurcate law and order, and crime and investigation into two separate entities,� he said.
Justice Singh said that to tackle such critical cases, all agencies should be united. �A common platform consisting of lawyers, legal officers, investigating agencies, different organisations working for wildlife protection is the need of the hour to check such crimes,� he said.
Aaranyak secretary Bibhab Kumar Talukdar said that illegal trade of wildlife was becoming the largest in the globe.