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Thu, 21 Sep 2017

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Five Poachers Arrested in Assam, Tiger Skin Seized

Five Poachers Arrested in Assam, Tiger Skin Seized
July 15
11:43 2017

Forest personnel from Manas National Park have arrested five poachers from Bijni in Chirang district of Assam and recovered a huge quantity of wildlife parts including tiger skin and bones of various animals from their possession.

According to Forest Department officials, personnel from Panbari Range of Manas National Park caught the five poachers near the Park on Friday.

The poachers have been identified as Sanjiv Basumatary (30), Ranjan Doimary (26), Sunil Bodo (30), Badu Bodo (45) and Bonaru Bodo (24).

“The Forest Department also recovered a skin of a panther tiger of 117 feet length, 157 pieces of tiger bones and a hand made gun,” officials said. The officials said that the poachers have confessed of killing the tiger on April 25 inside the Park.

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