Shillong, May 17: The Veterinary doctors on duty at Umling livestock check post have denied giving statement to media that they have unanimously closed the gate.
According to the Director Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, the doctors who were on duty clarified that they left the check gate for their safety concerns.
“However, on the following night doctor resumed the duty after necessary security arrangement was made by the district administration,” the Director said.
The veterinary doctors on duty also clarified that media report on that they unanimously closed check post after some other people took over their work is false and baseless.
“It is clarified that duty was suspended only due to safety concerns,” the statement from the Director Animal Husbandry and Veterinary stated.
The Director Animal Husbandry and Veterinary also informed that media report on alleged extortion at Umling livestock check post is false and baseless.
The Director informed that anyone with proof of irregularities against any official posted at the gate, they can bring to the notice of the Government
The Director Animal Husbandry and Veterinary said that the aim of the check gate is to verify documents including health certificates to ensure that no diseased animals is entered into state and also to prevent the illegal transportation of cattle, buffalo to Bangladesh.