Two poachers arrested in Assam
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 14:59
Jorhat (Assam): Two men, on their way to Kaziranga National Park, along with arms and ammunition have been arrested in Assam's Jorhat district, the police said today.

The duo, who were travelling on a motorcycle, were arrested during a routine check at Jorhat Bye-pass on National Highway-37 last night and a rifle, a magazine, 12 rounds of live cartridges, a silencer and mobile phones have been recovered from their possession.

Identified as Bishnu Pegu and Nagen Pegu, they were on the way to Kaziranga National Park (KNP) after procuring arms and ammunition from Nagaland.

Jorhat Superintendent of Police Sanjukta Parashar said they were wanted by the forest department for the involvement in the running a racket in rhino poaching, particularly in Kaziranga National Park.

In the last three months, poachers have killed at least five rhinos in Kaziranga national park and fled with the horns.

They have been booked under Arms Act and Wild Life Protection Act.


First Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 14:59

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