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1913 of 2018 horn examined in Assam

Review Nepal
  Kathmandu, Nepal      September 15 2016


Guwahati: A total of 1913 horns of the total 2018 rhino horns stored in various treasuries of Assam have been examined so far, as the Rhino Verification Committee completed checking Barpeta treasury on Friday Wednesday. 
So far the Rhino Verification Committee (RVC) examined rhino horns in Golaghat (1193), Tezpur (56), Mangaldoi (59), Nagaon(550) , Morigaon (22) and on Wednesday Barpeta(22). 
In Tezpur a box said to have contained three rhino were not checked yet as the box was found with missingkey while Nalbari treasury has one rhino horn. 
The committee said that the conditions of the rhino horns of the Barpeta treasury are in not goodcondition as dampness from the old treasury building have damaged most of the rhino horns. 
"Three of the horns are in soiled condition and the composition of them could not be ascertained from the FSL test. The sample of them have been sent for DNA test," the committee said in a statement. 
Barpeta treasury contains horns from the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary. 
The committee will finally check the Guwahati treasury on Thursday which contains 99 rhino horns. 
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)