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Zebra’s death: Formation of investigation committee to find out the real cause

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Wednesday (January 26th) formed a five-member inquiry committee to find out the real cause of the recent death of a zebra at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Sreepur, Gazipur.

The committee was formed with Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change as the convener and Mohammad Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, Deputy Secretary, Environment-2 Branch as the member-secretary.

The other members of the investigation committee are- Professor and Head of the Department of Zoology at Jahangirnagar University. Dr. Mohammad Monirul Hasan Khan, Wildlife and Nature Conservation Area, Forest Building, Forest Conservator of Dhaka and former Chief Veterinary Officer of Central Veterinary Hospital. ABM Shahidullah.

The inquiry committee has been asked to submit the investigation report to the ministry within 10 (ten) working days to find out the real cause of death of the zebras, identify the negligence of the officers and employees on duty in the safari park in case of death of zebras and make necessary recommendations to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

The committee may co-opt any technical member as required in the interest of proper investigation.

Note that the Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. At a meeting on Tuesday (January 25th), Shahab Uddin directed the concerned parties to form a committee to probe into the death of nine zebras at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park this month.

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