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Assam: Poachers arrested with weapons at Ultapani Reserve Forest

Three deer poachers were netted by the Forest department officials at Ultapani forest under Haltugaon forest division in Kokrajhar district in Assam.

The accused have been identified as Janin Islary, Singrai Hembrom and Bharat Hembrom.

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Two country-made guns, poaching nets, and some objectionable materials were recovered from the possession of the arrestees. Later, the poachers were handed over to police for further legal action.

Also read: Assam: Timber worth Rs 5 lakh seized in Kokrajhar

Meanwhile, on May 27th, 2020, a huge consignment of smuggled sal timber was seized at Sapkata area in Kokrajhar district in Assam.

Acting on specific inputs, a joint team comprising of Forest staff, Anti-corruption and Crime Investigation Front, Bodoland environmental protection society and Pathgaon police conducted a search operation along the Sapkata under eastern Athiabari range in Kachugaon forest division and able to seize two vehicles while carrying Sal timbers which were smuggled by timber mafias for black market in Kokrajhar district.

The timbers were illegally smuggling from Premnagar area. The forest officials also seized two vehicles (Tata sumo and Centre) in which timbers were carrying. Drivers and timber mafias fled the spot and abandoned the vehicles on the roadside. The market value of the seized timbers would be approximately Rs.2 lakhs. The vehicles and seized timbers were brought to the Athiabari forest office. Forest department and environmentally lovers jointly taking stern measures to make reforestation in the area.

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