The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has formed a five-member inquiry committee today to find out the real cause of death of nine zebras at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park in Sreepur, Gazipur district.
The committee has been formed with Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change as the convener and Mohammad Abdul Wadud Chowdhury, deputy secretary (Environment-2) 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, Conservator of Forest of Wildlife and Nature Conservation Circle, Dhaka and former Chief Veterinary Officer of Central Veterinary Hospital Dr. ABM Shahidullah.
The committee has been asked to submit the investigation report to the ministry within 10 (ten) working days.
It has been tasked 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.
It may be mentioned that the Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md. Shahab Uddin in a meeting on Tuesday instructed the concerned authorities to form a committee to investigate the death of the animals this month.