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Two rhino poachers along with AK-series rifle arrested in Assam

Two rhino poachers along with AK-series rifle arrested in Assam

India Blooms News Service | | 19 Oct 2017, 05:19 pm
Guwahati, Oct 19 (IBNS) : Security forces have arrested two rhino poachers along with AK-series rifle in northern Assam’s Biswanath district on Thursday, officials said.

According to the reports, following a tip-off, police and forest officials had launched operation at Lohere Chapori area in the northern Assam district and arrested two rhino poeachres, who were hided at the area to kill one horned rhino in Kaziranga National Park (KNP).

The arrested poacher duo has been identified as Joseph Hangol and Digen Pegu.

A top police official said that Joseph is hailing from Manipur.

Security personnel had recovered an AK-56 rifle and several rounds of live ammunition in possession from them.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)