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Four Poachers Arrested In Assam

Four Poachers Arrested In Assam

Four poachers were arrested on account of alleged involvement in rhino shootings in Assam.

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After receiving information of poacher movement Dalgaon police arrested four individuals from a house at Kochomari Sonari village accused of alleged involvement in rhino shootings. Accused, Nur Hussain, 50 and Abul Hussain, 45 had hired two shooters from Nagaland; Daniel Yepthomi, 28 and Alobo Kipa, 23 to kill rhinos at Orang National Park, said Jagdish Sarmah, officer-in-charge of Dalgaon police station, as reported by The Telegraph.

These men were apprehended at Nur Hussain’s house, where buried ammunition, including two .303 rifles, one 9mm carbine, one silencer was seized by the police.

Sarmah stated that Nur had been arrested earlier under the same accusation. In May, Nagaon police had arrested four poachers, who led the police to a Karbi Anglong jungle where they had hidden arms and ammunition, including two AK-47 rifles, used in killing rhinos in Kaziranga National Park.

Despite diligent efforts by authorities “74 rhinos have been killed by poachers in Assam since 2015”, said Pramilla Rani Brahma, Forest Minister of Assam. However, 316 poachers were arrested during 2015-17 as reported by The Economic Times.

Source: The Telegraph


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