Golaghat: Five poachers allegedly involved in the killing of nine rhinos in and around Kaziranga
National Park have surrendered before the Golaghat district administration, official sources said here today.
The poachers also deposited five country-made guns and a
powerful grenade at a function held at Bongkual area of the
district yesterday in the presence of district Deputy
Commissioner N M Hussain, Superintendent of Police Madan
Chetia and Divisional Forest Officer Rajen Chaudhury said.
The district officials also appealed to other people
involved in poaching to follow the example of the surrendered
poachers who have been assured of proper rehabilitation.
An environment-related NGO, Rhino Jagaran Mancha, was
instrumental in bringing the poachers to the mainstream,
the sources added.