Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday asked the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to take all possible measures to protect the one-horned rhinos.
The Chief Minister held a high-level meeting with the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police of Jorhat, Golaghat and Nagaon districts that encircle the National Park at Kaziranga, and asked them to make every effort to protect the rhinos from the poachers.
“Whatever measures need to be undertaken will be adopted for protecting the rhinos and Kaziranga National Park, the World Heritage site. We will take advice from international experts on protection of rhinos,” Sonowal said, appealing to everyone to protect the rhinos.
“To save the pride of Assam, we will extend all possible support to you to stop it from extinction,” he told the officials.
The Chief Minister also said the poachers will not be spared.
He also appealed to the people living on the fringes of the park to remain alert against poachers and urged them to also identify the culprits.