Nagaon Police has ensured zero rhino poaching incident in the two forest ranges of the Kaziranga National Park in the calender year of 2019.
The two forest ranges that fall under the Nagaon district are Bagori and Burhapahar.
As per Assam Tribune reports (an English daily) , Nagaon Superintendent of Police Shankarbrata Rai Medhi informed that the persistent anti-poaching mission has yield the remarkable results. He told that the Nagaon Police was able to nab 21 poachers in 2019 debarring the poaching attempts.
51 incidents of poaching were reported between 2011 and 2018 in both the ranges under Jakhalabandha police station.
“We were able to expose the lynchpin of the Churachandpur gang of Manipur by arresting the gang members that were predominantly accountable for poaching of one horned rhinos. The Nagaon Police also retrieved a huge stash of arms and ammunition. Rai Medhi mentioned thst “better intelligence networking and cooperation among various stakeholders including police and the forest department came handy and very effective.”
“The hilly terrain and lack of formal supervision in the forests of Karbi Anglong bordering Kaziranga, made the Burhapahar range hard to reach. Our team, especially the Jakhalabandha Police, was able to tighten the knots around the gang of poachers,” he told.
Rai Medhi also said that the investigators also made sure to charge-sheet the case within the specified time, which was a huge setback to the poachers.
A facebook post by Kazaringa National Park
NE Geographic Desk
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