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Seven poachers arrested with tiger bones, skins in Assam’s Kaziranga

Seven poachers arrested with tiger bones, skins in Assam’s Kaziranga

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Dec 2018, 07:29 am

Guwahati, Dec 29 (IBNS): Sleuths of Assam forest department and police  arrested seven poachers and recovered huge quantity for tiger body parts in the  Kohora area of  Assam’s Kaziranga National Park on Friday night.

According to the reports, the police first arrested two persons after intercepting a vehicle on the basis of intelligence inputs and found some wildlife parts. .

During interrogation the arrested persons revealed that some more  tiger bones and skins were kept in a  house owned by one Dilip Singh at Kohora  near Kaziranga National Park.

The officials of Assam forest department and police then jointly raided the house and recovered a huge quantity of tiger bones.

The arrested persons were identified as Babu Teron, Joysing Bey, Dharam Sing Bey, Barlong Teron, Balbir Singh, Dilip Singh and Manjit Singh.

They have  revealed that they had killed a tiger at Anjukpani area along Nagaon-Karbi Anglong district border and were trying to sell the body parts  to wildlife traffickers.

“We were informed that, a team of poachers was coming from Rongmongwe and delivered some wildlife parts to a person. Following the information, the Jakhalabandha and Bagori police  intercepted a vehicle and arrested five persons with some wildlife parts. Following their inputs, we  recovered some tiger bones and skins from a house owned by Dilip Singh and arrested him and another person,” Rohini Saikia, Divisional Forest Officer of Kaziranga National Park said.

(Reporting by Hemanata Kumar Nath)