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Two poachers nabbed at Kaziranga National Park

Last Updated: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 19:00

Guwahati: Two poachers were nabbed Sunday
by a joint team of the police and forest guards in stepped up
operations against poaching in the world-famed Kaziranga
National Park.

Acting on a tip-off, the poachers were apprehended
from Bhojmari area in the northern range of the park falling
under Sonitpur district, officials said.

Two .303 rifles, three cartridges and an elephant tusk
weighing half a kilogram was recovered from the two poachers,
who have been identified as Anwar Islam and Azizur Rahman.

Forest guards and the police have stepped up
operations against poachers inside the park, killing four of
them on Friday and arresting seven, including a retired forest
guard, on May 18.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, May 23, 2010 - 19:00
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