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Poacher arrested in Assam


Press Trust of India  |  Tezpur (Assam) 

A poacher, suspected to have killed a rhino recently in the Kaziranga National Park, has been arrested with arms in Biswanath district, forest officials said today.

A rhino was killed in the Northern Range of the Park on February 10 and forest guards recovered a .303 rifle along with 23 rounds of ammunition and a silencer in a paddy field, Range Officer Pranjal Baruah told PTI.

Following the recovery of the arms and ammunitions, the police and forest guards launched a joint operation arrested a poacher yesterday.

Search is on for another person who is suspected to have taken the horn after killing the rhino, Baruah said.

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First Published: Fri, February 16 2018. 20:20 IST