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Assam Police arrest 3 Rhino Poachers and seizes Horn in Sonapur

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Sonapur, Mar 4: The Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Police has recovered a horn weighing 7.14 kgs and arrested three rhino poachers from Kamrup district.

STF Inspector Kapil Pathak and his team raided a lodge in Sonapur in Kamrup on Saturday night and nabbed the three poachers’ while they were trying to sell the rhino horn. Apart from the suspected rhino horn, police also seized two scooters, three mobile phones, and Rs 6,000 from them.

The arrested trio have been identified as Md Ikram Hussain (36), Md Rajab Ali (62) and Md Amirul Islam (40) from neighbouring villages under Sonapur police station of Kamrup Metro district. Cases have been registered against the three and further investigation is on in the case.

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It needs to be mentioned that Assam Police on January 27 arrested a group of suspected animal poachers who killed an adult female rhino in Kaziranga National Park. The police also recovered an AK series rifle that was used for killing the rhino on that day.

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