Overseas Racket In Wild Life Trafficking
Eastern Panorama|September 2020
Barak Valley for its strategic location bordering Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and the district of Dima Hasao has been infamous for it being a corridor of extremists, smugglers, illegal transportation of Burmese betel nuts, black diamond and now trafficking in wild life with overseas connections.
Jyotilal Chowdhury

End of July was witness to the great achievement of Cachar forest division and police. It was close to midnight of July 29 when a truck with caged animals and exotic birds after crossing the Mizoram check gate of Vereingte, also called IPL post, moved towards the Lyllapur police outpost of Cachar in Assam, a few yards away in the eerie silence of night. The alert and vigilant police team led by Apan Chandra Paul in charge Lyllapur detained the truck, signalled the drivers, Narsimha Reddy and Navnath Tukaram, to park the vehicle aside the NH 54. A foul smell from the truck aroused their suspicion about the consignments. The search with flaming torch showed under the cartons of rotting seasonal fruits were camouflaged one Kangaroo, 6 macaw parrots, three tortoises and two monkeys, all caged in wooden boxes.

Even as the Cachar police was all excited and in exult, forest officials came forward to claim before the media that it was not the police, but their team led by Range Officer of Dholai forest division and Beat Officer of Lyllapur and forest protection force personnel who first intercepted the truck and then took the help of police to seize the caged animals and birds. Parimal Suklabaidya, Forest Minister, who comes from Dholai constituency, on his FaceBook page applauded the officials and guards of his department for the success. In this claim and counterclaim of seizure, media, print and electronic, flashing the news, however, maintained the balance, calling it joint operation.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM EASTERN PANORAMAView All

Tribute To the Dada of Indian Politics

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, aged 84, passed away on 31 August evening after prolonged illness. He was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain. He later had gone into septic shock due to his lung infection.

2 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Salute to the Silent Warriors!

The Army Dog Unit, fondly called “The Silent Warriors”, has time and again proven to be an asset for the security forces.

1 min read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

THE WATER BOMB TICKING

Tick-Tocking Anti-India Games, China Now Aims to Deluge the Northeast Amlan Home Chowdhury

4 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Submergence Tolerant: Assam

It took 10 years time for Assam government to make the state’s rice farmers shift to new generation crop – Submergence tolerant…. and finally the concept is now popular at least among 60 percent of farmers of the flood-hit districts.

2 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

RECALLING - THE MAN OF GREAT VIRTUES P.A.SANGMA

As September approaches there begins a change in Delhi, morning becomes cooler, midday sun a bit friendly, humidity too pretends to be packing off and a sense of an all-pervasive thermal comfortability becomes visible outdoors. I still remember P A Sangma was born on 1st September 1947and the remembrance takes me to look back and a montages of memories come crowding in: some events are still clear while some got blurred, perhaps the inner flash is partly diffused.

5 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

NAGAON PAPER MILL

The Lost Glory of Assam

2 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

AYURVEDA

An Age-old Indian Intellectual Property in Management of COVID-19

4 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Ayodhya

Splendid Spiritual Destination Development Takes Off

6 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Kamala To Contest U.S. Poll

First black & Indian American Woman to contest on Democratic Ticket

10 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020

Overseas Racket In Wild Life Trafficking

Barak Valley for its strategic location bordering Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and the district of Dima Hasao has been infamous for it being a corridor of extremists, smugglers, illegal transportation of Burmese betel nuts, black diamond and now trafficking in wild life with overseas connections.

4 mins read
Eastern Panorama
September 2020