The ongoing verification of rhino horns stored across various treasuries of the State that had started on August 11 concluded today with the verification of 118 horns at the Guwahati Treasury.
A total of 2,031 out of 2,038 horns stocked in seven treasuries were verified during the exercise. Seven horns – two each at Lakhimpur and Golaghat treasuries and three at the Tezpur Treasury – could not be verified.
“The maximum number of 1,193 horns were verified at Golaghat Treasury, followed by 550 at Nagaon Treasury, 118 at Guwahati Treasury, 59 at Mangaldai Treasury, 56 at Tezpur, 33 at Barpeta Treasury, and 22 at Morigaon Treasury,” a Rhino Horn Verification Committee member told The Assam Tribune.
Conducted at the Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner’s conference hall, the last of the verification exercise found 11 horns to be partially cut-off. Earlier, five horns at Tezpur were also found in a similar condition.
Today’s exercise in Guwahati also yielded the presence of a massive horn, measuring 45 cm in length and a base radius of 56 cm, and weighing 2.564 kg.
Hueiyen Lanpao Manipur Daily 16/09/2016 : http://hueiyenlanpao.com/