In a major success against poaching of one-horned rhinos, the Assam Police and forest officials of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) in a joint operation on Thursday evening arrested two poachers from Balidubi Chapori (adjacent to 6th addition of KNP).
The poachers, identified as Ayub Nabi, Imran Ali, have been arrested in a joint operation carried out by forest and police officials.
“The poachers were planning to poach rhinos from inside the Kaziranga National Park.” said the official.
The team was led by Muzzafar Hussain, APS, Dy.S.P (HQ), Biswanath and Pranjal Baruah, Ranger of Crime Investigation Range of Biswanath Wildlife Division.
“We have managed to recover a Rifle along with a magazine from their procession. Efforts are on to unearth if any other poacher is part of their gang”, official said.