Arrest warrant issued against construction company owner over death of rhino

Published On: January 28, 2022 05:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

CHITWAN, Jan 28: An arrest warrant has been issued against the owner of a construction company in connection with the death of a rhino. A rhino was found dead in a roadside ditch last Sunday in Chitwan. 

The Chitwan National Park has issued the warrant against Sahadev Khadka, the owner of Sagun JV. Raju Ghimire has been assigned as an investigation officer to probe the matter, said information officer at the Park, Ganesh Prasad Tiwari.

Last Sunday, a rhino was found dead in a ditch along the roadside. A five-member investigation team was formed in the convenorship of deputy director general of the Department of Forests, Dr Rajendra KC. 

The team will submit its report within 10 days. The team has been consulting with the stakeholders in connection with the incident. 

Khadka’s company was awarded the contract to construct a six-lane road from Pulchowk to Gondrang in Chitwan. 

The Park has accused the company of not abiding by the acts and rules to be followed while undertaking construction projects in wildlife corridors which led to the fateful death of the rhino.

(With inputs from RSS)

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