FROM A CORRESPONDENT
KAZIRANGA, Aug 10: On Tuesday, three poachers were arrested by the forest department at Kaziranga tiol Park (KNP). Range officer KK Deka said that on August 4, a decayed carcass of a rhino was found by forest guards of Bagori range under KNP and its horn was missing. In that connection, three suspected people were arrested from Kawoimari under Bagori outpost of gaon in a joint operation by Range Officer Deka and Special Task Force.
The three suspected persons - Abu Bekam Ali, Abdul Latif and Iddries Ali - after interrogation confessed that Abu Bekam Ali and Abdul Latif had on August 4 found the carcass of a dead rhino and cut its horn. Later they kept the horn at Iddres Ali's house for sale. The STD team had also found the particular dao which was used to cut off the horn.