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Two forest personnel in Assam's Kaziranga held for illegal possession of rhino horn

The authorities of the national park informed that a forest guard and a home guard were apprehended by the Bagori range officer.

Published: 04th July 2021 08:11 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2021 08:11 PM   |  A+A-

A one-horned rhinoceros inside the Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district of Assam.

A one-horned rhinoceros inside the Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district of Assam. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

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.

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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