HC Seeks report on death of elephants

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Bangalore, Nov 7 (UNI) Shocked over the death of a large number of elephants, Karnataka High Court today asked the state government to submit a report on the death of nine elephants under mysterious circumstances in the last one week in parts of southern Karnataka.

A bench headed by the Chief Justice, expressed shock over the deaths and on suo motu ordered the state government to submit a report within a week.

It also took the Forest department to task for its failure to protect wildlife, resulting in the death of elephants in such large numbers in just one week, near Nanjanagudu and other areas around Mysore.

The Bench asked the state government for details to be included in the report on the protection of wildlife in consultation with experts from neighbouring states.

A report said at least 24 elephants had died in the last six months.

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