Suspected rhino poaching arms and ammunitions recovered from near Orang National Park

 Suspected rhino poaching arms and ammunitions recovered from near Orang National Park

December 22, 2020: Police officials of Dalgaon Police station in  Darrrang district of assam have recovered arms and ammunitions suspected to be used for rhino poaching at the Orang National Park and tiger reserve.

The arms included a .333 rifle, 11 rounds of live ammunitions, a silencer etc and were found burried in the backyard of a local house in Sonari Village near the national park. The house in question belongs to a man named Samsher Ali. 

“We suspect that some anti-social elements had plans of sneaking into the forest with these arms and ammunition to poach rhinos,” said Khirod Baisya, Officer-in-Charge of Dalgaon Police Station. 

Although a investigation has been launched regarding this discovery but no individual has been arrested in this regard till date. 

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