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Five Rhino Poachers apprehended in Biswanath

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Sep 2019 6:46 AM GMT

In a major breakthrough the Assam police along with the Special Rhino Protection Force (SRPF) apprehended 5 rhino poachers at Biswanath Forest Division of Kaziranga National Park on Tuesday during an operation.

The apprehended poachers were identified as Buddindra Kaman, Pranab Kutum, Subhan Kutum, Shivguru Pegu and Kuwati Pegu.

Forest officials also informed that the apprehended poachers were involved in the killing of one horned rhinoceros on April 8, 2019 at Gimiri Forest Division.

The officials also seized rhino nails, one motorcycle and five mobile handsets from their possession.

Notably, the rhino nails are sold at price of Rs 6000 per piece.

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