Assam: Gunfight erupts between forest guards and poachers, arms recovered
Guwahati, July 19 (IBNS): Forest guards on Thursday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition after a fierce gun fight with a poacher gang in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border.
The incident took place at Tinkupani reserve forest area under Jagun forest range office.
During routine patrolling, a forest guard team spotted a temporary camp of poachers inside the reserve forest.
When the forest guard team reached the area, the poachers started firing and was retaliated by the former.
The poachers, however, managed to flee from the area.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)