• Assam forest department employee arrested for smuggling rhino horns

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    Nagaon: Two individuals were arrested by Assam police in association with the illegal trading of rhino horns. Including an employee of the forest department was arrested for alleged involvement in the smuggling.

    As per sources, officials of the Eastern Assam Wildlife Division caught the two on Wednesday. After questioning an alleged poacher and wildlife organ dealer who was caught earlier.

    The arrested persons were recognized as Abdul Ali and Bimala Saikia, an employee of the Kaziranga National Park, said Divisional Forest Officer Ramesh Kumar Gogoi.

    It was alleged that Ali traded a rhino horn to the held "poacher and smuggler," also, it was rendered to him by Saikia.

    The forest worker was caught earlier in a comparable matter and is presently out on bail, Gogoi continued.

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