The Assam Kaziranga University

Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) reportedly paid a penalty to the state forest department of Rs 4,23,671 for unauthorised earth cutting.

The ADBU was handed a penalty ticket by the Kamrup East Forest Division on May 26.

The earth cutting, according to the ticket, is 3,840 cubic metres. It was said to be cut from the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary.

According to reports, university authorities claimed to have cut a hill on their property, but there were no supporting paperwork to back up or corroborate their claim.

Following this, on May 7, a search operation was conducted inside the ADBU campus in Tepesia by a forest official team.

The team discovered earth cutting and the construction of an earthen dam covering 384 square metres and stretching 350 metres from the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Following these findings, it was reported that university authorities built a dam which obstructs the natural channel originating from the Wildlife Sanctuary.

In connection with this activity, an FIR was also filed with the Sonapur Police Station.

The Assam Kaziranga University