The National Green Tribunal has directed the Monitoring Committee set up by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) to look into the death of an elephant by electrocution and to protect the lives of 40 elephants in Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh.
A bench comprising Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel, Sheo Kumar Singh and Expert Member Nagin Nanda passed the order on a plea seeking to fix accountability for the death of an elephant by electrocution and to protect the lives of 40 elephants in
“…we direct Central Monitoring Committee constituted by the MoEF&CC and the Chief Wildlife Warden, MP to look into the grievance in the present application and take remedial action in accordance with the law,”
-the order said.
The plea filed by P.G. Najpande stated that on 28.11.2020 one elephant lost its life by electrocution in the forest area of Bargi, village Mohas, District Jabalpur on account of a high voltage trap with high voltage overloaded power lines.
“Apart from the death of one elephant, there is a danger to the lives of 40 wild animals in the forest of Bandhavgarh,” the plea said.