July 5, 2021

Assam: Two Kaziranga forest officials held for illegal possession of rhino horn

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Forest guard and home guard of Kaziranga National Park arrested after a broken piece of rhino horn was allegedly recovered from their possession

Guwahati: Two forest personnel of Kaziranga National Park in Assam have been arrested after a broken piece of rhino horn was allegedly recovered from their possession, an official said on Sunday.

It has not been confirmed whether the two have any link with poachers or not, he said.

Also Read: Congress to Assam CM: Why silent on cow smuggling, drug menace in last 5 yrs

The authorities of the national park informed that a forest guard and a home guard were apprehended by the Bagori range officer, the forest minister’s PRO said in a statement.

He said the two personnel were arrested in connection with illegal possession of a wildlife trophy – the broken piece of rhino horn.

“A case has been registered against them and an investigation is on,” the official added.

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