Assam: Two poachers arrested in Biswanath


GUWAHATI, June 8, 2018: Two poachers were arrested in a joint operation by Forest officials of the northern range of the sixth addition of Kaziranga National Park and Sootea police in Assam's Biswanath district at around 9PM on Wednesday.

As per to forest sources, Sootea police and forest officials, led by range officer Pranjal Baruah and deputy superintendent of police Debojit Nath of Biswanath district, arrested the poachers when they were trying to enter the park in an Alto, bearing registration number AS 12S 6096.

The officials also seized arms and ammunition from their possession.

Baruah told the media that the two poachers were identified as Sanu Gurung of Balijuri in Biswanath district and Maharam Mansuri of Bhalukpong in Sonitpur district.

They seized one .315 rifle, 10 rounds of ammunition, mobile phones and some incriminating objects from the poachers.

The poachers are being interrogated.

The duo will be produced in court after which the forest department is expected to take them into custody for two days.

Maharam Mansuri was arrested earlier in connection with the poaching of a mother rhino and her calf at Amkathoni in August 3, 2016.

He was arrested as a rhino horn trader, Baruah said.

Source: The Telegraph

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