Three poachers arrested with animal parts in Tinsukia
Dibrugarh: Police have arrested three people involved in poaching of wild animals from Pengeri area of Tinsukia district along the Assam-Arunachal border.
The poachers, identified as Anil Koya, Jugnu Orang and Turku Munda, were arrested on Wednesday, police said.
According to the police, parts of several animals used for poaching and firearms have also been seized during the operation.
The operation was carried out by a team of police led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tinsukia, and the officer-in-charge of the Pengeri police station.
During the operation, four handmade rifles, skins of wild animals and three horn heads were recovered by the police team.
Sources said that a gang of wildlife poachers is active in the Lakhipathar Reserve Forest.
“Smuggling of valuable trees from the forest, poaching of animals has been a common affair in the upper Assam forest. Most of the time, wildlife smugglers enter the forest to cut trees. A strong mechanism will be needed to curb such wildlife crimes.
three poachers arrested with animal parts in tinsukia