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    High level inquiry ordered into death of avians at Barpeta; One held

    Post mortem results were awaited to ascertain the exact cause of death of the birds, which included sparrows and cuckoos

    Guwahati: A high level inquiry has been instituted to probe into the death of scores of birds at Barpeta’s Bohori Silagaon following suspected consuming of crops sprayed with poison in a paddy field on Monday.

    Around 300 birds including sparrows and cuckoos were found dead on a farm in Sila area of Barpeta. It was believed that the avians died due to consuming crops sprayed with poison.

    State’s environment and forest minister, Parimal Suklabaidya has asked the chief wildlife warden and the principal chief conservator of forest (Wildlife), to institute a probe into the incident and to submit action taken report immediately.

    The chief minister has also brought the matter to the notice of the environment and forest minister and asked him to initiate necessary action.

    Meanwhile, a case has been registered by Barpeta Road Ranger and a suspect named Mannan Ali has been arrested in this connection.

    The dead birds have been sent for autopsy. Results were awaited to ascertain the exact cause of death of the birds, which included sparrows and cuckoos.

    Investigation was on to nab more culprits involved in the incident.

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