CARANZALEM: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said action would be taken against the people responsible for the wildfires.
“Action would be taken against the people responsible for the wildfires. Even FIR will be registered against people responsible,” said CM Sawant, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a private event.
He further said that an inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the fire and also the role, if any, of forest guards concerned.
“If any forest guard is found to have failed in his duty, he would be immediately suspended,” Sawant added.
CM also urged people to clean their cashew plantations close to forest areas by burning the dry grass to refrain from doing so to avoid the spread of fire.
He said that the forest dept has initiated an inquiry into the matter, and strict action will be taken against those responsible.
Sawant added that if Forest Dept Officials are found to be irresponsible in handling the matters, they will be suspended.