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Assam government constituted a four-member team to inspect the condition of Joymala, an elephant from Assam, which is in deplorable condition in Tamil Nadu.

Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired a meeting after media reports reveal inhuman treatment being meted out to the elephant, Joymala.

The meeting decided to send a four-member team constituted for the purpose to Tamil Nadu and inspect the condition of Joymala, the elephant which is taken from Assam to Tamil Nadu.

The team is led by the additional principal chief conservator of forests Hirdesh Mishra will travel to Tamil Nadu on September 2 and discuss the issue with the forest department to find out ways for the captive elephant.

Other team members are Kushal Kumar Sarma, professor of College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agriculture University; SP Morigaon Aparna Natarajan and member and district veterinary and animal husbandry officer of Tinsukia Rupjyoti Kakoti.

Environment and forest minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, additional chief secretary environment and forests Rabi Shankar Prasad, principal secretary home and political Niraj Verma, additional director general of police, SB, Hiren Nath, principal chief conservator of forests and head of forest force MK Yadava were present at the meeting.

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