Accused killer of wild elephants arrested

Published : 20 May 2022 08:35 PM

The forest lands of Bangladesh are constantly shrinking for settlement within the forest lands, conversion of forest lands into agricultural lands and conducting various development activities.  As a result, wildlife is losing their habitat and grazing land.  The conflict between humans and wildlife is constantly increasing, people in different areas are killing wildlife with electric shocks.

 However, the forest department has taken legal action and the forest department has been conducting awareness meetings and campaigns for the conservation of wildlife, but the number of wild elephant deaths has not decreased.

 Endangered wild elephants in the Narishcha area of the Rangunia Range of the South Forest Division in Chattogram were killed in November 2019 in contact with a fence of a power line illegally erected by miscreants.

Two accused in that case (Forest case No. 158/2019) arrested on Thursday.

 Md. Abul Hashem, son of late Maiba Ahmed of Joynagar village of Rangunia upazila was arrested.  Another accused in the case, Sahab Uddin, son of Mohammad Abul Hossain of the same area, was also arrested.

 When the wise senior judicial magistrate court surrendered in Chattogram last Thursday, the 

court sent him to jail without granting bail.