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Seven poachers held in Assam

Admit to killing tiger in Kaziranga; animal skin, bones recovered from their possession

A team Assam Forest Department and police officers on Friday night arrested seven people in the Kohora area of Kaziranga National Park and recovered a large quantity of tiger skin and body parts from them.

Kaziranga officials said two persons were first arrested after a vehicle, based on intelligence inputs, was intercepted on the highway along the national park earlier in the day. Some wildlife body parts were found in the vehicle.

The duo led the sleuths to the house of one Dilip Singh at Kohora. A raid yielded more tiger bones and skin there and five more persons involved in smuggling animal body parts were arrested.

The arrested seven admitted to having killed a tiger at Anjukpani on the southern edge of Kaziranga.

“They were in the process of selling the animal body parts to traffickers when they were caught,” Rohini Ballave Saikia, Divisional Forest Officer of KNP, said.

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