Two rhino poachers killed in encounter in Assam

Last Updated: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 17:49

Tezpur: Two rhino poachers were
killed in an encounter with forest protection personnel inside
Orang National Park in Assam`s Udalguri district today.

Orang National Park Divisional Forest Officer S Dahal
said that acting on a tip-off, Forest Protection Force
personnel surrounded the poachers at Rowmaria area inside the
Park and an encounter followed lasting for more than an hour.

The two poachers were killed in the encounter and the
security forces recovered a 3.3 rifle and a 9 mm pistol from
the slain poachers, Dahal said.

The security forces were conducting a combing operation
inside the Park, he added.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 17:49

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