Wednesday, 19 October 2016

4 Wildlife Poachers Arrested from Dooars with AK47, Live Bullets and Rhino Horn

The forest department have seized a highly sofisticated AK-47 rifle alongwith 40+ live bullets and a rhino horn from 4 suspected wildlife poachers from Dooars area of Mendabari under Alipurduar District. The arrests were made during a raid in one of the houses of Mendabari forest region. The 4 persons arrested have confessed to their crimes and have revealed that they used to work together in killing animals in Jaldapara forest regions and later selling off the animal parts. Police doubt if they are also involved in other illegal activities like kidnapping, extortion, robbery, etc. The rifle is said to have been procured from Assam.