Sundarbans, Aug 9 (BAN/ AD): Ahead of auspicious Eid festival forest department has issued red alert in Sundarbans. Forest department has cancelled leaves of all the officials and employees of different stations and patrol outposts. This decision has been taken ahead Eid to protect the wildlife of the world heritage site.
At a meeting on Friday Sundarbans West Forest Department Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) M Bashirul Al Mamun said leave of all the officials and employees of different stations and patrol outposts has been cancelled. Their leave has been rescinded to ensure smooth patrolling in the forest during the Eid vacation.
Official added this will help special teams to strengthen patrol, with the aim to stop deer poaching, illegal felling of trees and fishing using poison. Earlier on Wednesday, a decision was made to continue patrol in the forest in coordination with the station officials.