Guwahati, 3 June: Three notorious rhino poachers were arrested with arms and ammunition in a joint operation by Karbi Anglong Police, Army and CRPF on Tuesday. The poachers were involved in rhino poaching in Kaziranga National Park and in a recent exchange of fire with men in uniform in Dhansiri Reserve Forest area.
One AK-81 assault rifle, two AK-56 assault rifles, one SBBL gun and a huge quantity of ammunition were recovered from the arrested poachers, a police source informed.
The arrested poachers were identified as Salna Lakra, David Saimac of Churachandpur district of Manipur and Biki Thapa of Nagaon. The forces launched an operation three days back to nab the poachers involved in the exchange of fire. Three more poachers are still absconding