August 05, 2020 21:51 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Lord Ram is in India's ideals and faith: PM Modi, laying foundation stone of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya | Sushant Singh Rajput death case handed over to CBI | Shivraj Singh Chouhan recovers from Covid-19, discharged from hospital | Mamata posts cryptic tweet on Ram Mandir's 'Bhoomi Pujan' day, Guv Dhankhar accuses CM of appeasement politics | West Bengal's COVID-19 tally breaches 80,000 mark with highest-ever jump of 2752 cases, 54 deaths in last 24 hours
Foreign aided poachers gang, NE militants involved in rhino killing incidents in Kaziranga : Assam forest minister

Foreign aided poachers gang, NE militants involved in rhino killing incidents in Kaziranga : Assam forest minister

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 07 Nov 2017, 04:29 pm

Guwahati, Nov 7(IBNS) : Assam forest minister Pramila Rani Brahma on Tuesday said foreign assist poachers gang and some militant groups of North East India are involved in the rhino killing incidents in Assam's Kaziranga National Park (KNP).

Recently,  poachers had killed three one horned rhinos, including a calf, inside the national park by using sophisticated weapons and took away its horn.

While visiting the world heritage site, Assam forest minister said that, several evidence revealed that, foreign assist poachers gang and some militants of the region are involved in the rhino killing incidents.

"Compare with previous years, rhino killing incidents in Kaziranga has been decreased, but we want to completely curb it and the state forest department, Kaziranga authority and Assam police have jointly prepared a master plan to protect wild animals in the state. Massive hunting operations against the poachers have been launched," Pramila Rani Brahma said.

The minister also said the state forest department is thinking about covering the entire park by fencing.

On the other hand, pro-talk ULFA leader Anup Chetia said some militant groups of North East India are involved in the rhino killing incidents in the world heritage site.

"Few outfit groups of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur are involved in illegal wildlife trade and we will file complaints before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh soon," Anup Chetia said.


Poachers killed over 250 rhinos in Kaziranga in past a decade.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Related Images
Kolkata witnesses 'supermoon' 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am
Related Videos
Covid-19 press briefing by WHO 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am
Covid-19 press briefing in India 01 Jan 1970, 05:30 am