KAZIRANGA: The government has been dealing with wildlife poachers with an iron fist in the past one year with 30 poachers being gunned down in the Northeast alone. The number that figured in the data released by the environment ministry is the highest ever in the country. Most of the killings took place in the Kaziranga National Park, Assam.
Highly sophisticated arms were recovered from the poachers who killed rhinos for horns smuggled to South-East Asia through porous Myanmar.
Hunting down of poachers in Kharbi Anglong of Assam was undertaken by the Congress-led Assam government to save single-horn rhinos of Kaziranga and nearby areas. (Agencies)