Indian team to bring back stranded elephant from Bangladesh

Kolkata: The Centre has cleared a proposal to send a rescue team to Bangladesh to bring back an elephant stranded in the neighbouring country after being washed away by the strong currents of the Brahmaputra from Assam.

Officials of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said yesterday that they had received the political clearance for the visit by an expert team to Bangladesh.

The Chief Wildlife Warden of Assam is trying to get visa for members of the team.

Project Elephant director R K Srivastava told PTI from Delhi that it was decided to send the rescue team to the neighbouring country on August three for rescuing the jumbo but it would depend on factors like the weather condition.