Golaghat: Four poachers were killed by forest guards in the Kaziranga National Park in
Assam`s Golaghat district on Friday.
Park officials told a news agency that the acting on specific information forest guards surrounded the poachers between Mihimukh and Baghpara camps in Kohora range of the Park this morning and an encounter followed in which the four poachers were killed.
A .303 rifle was recovered from the possession of slain poachers.
Kaziranga Jeep Safari organisation has announced a special award for the six forest guards involved in the encounter and the subsequent killing of the poachers.
Seven poachers, including a retired forest guard, were arrested on May 18, exposing a nexus between a section of forest guards and poachers.