Will form expert team on jumbo camps, govt tells HC

Will form expert team on jumbo camps, govt tells HC

The government has informed the High Court that it will constitute an expert committee to investigate a series of deaths of elephants in the jumbo camps.

The court was hearing a PIL petition by advocate P N Amrutesh, on Wednesday.

The advocate for the government informed that veteran elephant experts Prof R Sukumar, Thomas Mathew, and Surendra Verma have refused to be part of the team.

Prof Sukumar has recommended the name of Dr. N Kalaivannan of Tamil Nadu. So, the government has decided to form an expert team comprising veteran experts in the field - Kalaivannan, Dr. Ashraf of Noida and Wild Life First Organisation trustee K M Chinnappa of Bengaluru.

The bench directed that the team’s report should be submitted on October 30.

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