This Article is From Mar 03, 2013

Two poachers arrested in Guwahati

Two poachers arrested in Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam: Two poachers, allegedly involved in recent poaching of rhinos in Kaziranga National Park, have been arrested today in a joint operation by police and forest department in Assam's Sonitpur district, police said here.

Police and forest department officials, who had launched a massive search operation in the areas around the Park, nabbed the duo from North Bank of Brahmaputra at Bishwanath Ghat, they said.

The duo have been identified as Aamir Islam and Moina Das and were suspected to be involved in the recent killing of rhinos and removal of horns in the park, they said.

Twelve rhinos have been killed by poachers during the last two months in KNP.