Manipur poacher nabbed, arms and ammunition recovered

Manipur poacher nabbed, arms and ammunition recovered

Our Correspondent

MANGALDAI: The Darrang Police arrested a hardcore notorious poacher of Manipur and recovered a.303 rifle and several rounds of ammunition from his possession. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Silbori Police Outpost under Dalgaon Police Station, laid an ambush at village Bejimari on River Dhansiri, adjacent to Orang National Park. At about 11.30pm, the ambush party challenged a group of three poachers in which the poacher was arrested. The arrested poacher has been identified as Sola Guite (30), son of Khaia Guite of village New Lamkha under Jhehanglamka Police Station of Churachandpur district in Manipur.

However, two other poachers managed to escape from the spot taking advantage of darkness. A bag full of clothes, medicines and supplies were also recovered from him. During preliminary questioning, it has come to light that he is a very notorious poacher and has killed rhinos in Kaziranga National Park (KNP) as well and few days back he had made a futile attempt to kill a rhino in Agaratali range of KNP.

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