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Report on rhino horns submitted

The committee conducting the rhino horn verification exercise at various treasuries of Assam has submitted its report to the Assam government, concluding that it found a total of 2,020 genuine horns.

The committee, which conducted the exercise with the help of forensic experts, found five fake horns and could not verify 13 others. Four horns, including three decomposed ones, have been sent to the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) for DNA test, an official release said.

Two horns at the Golaghat Treasury could not be verified as the horns were sealed for court matters. At the Tezpur Treasury, a box containing three horns could not be opened as one of the three seals was found broken and also the original signatories and the Magistrate were not available. Three horns of the North Lakhimpur Treasury were not brought to Tezpur for verification.

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