Acting on a tip-off a team of the forest officials of Orang National Park conducted a search operation and nabbed a wanted rhino poacher from the Borsola area in Sonitpur district of Assam.
The dreaded poacher has been identified as Jakir Hussain. He is a resident of Nupur Bhoiraguri Pathar village, Dhekiajuli PS under Sonitpur district.
Reports stated that several complaints were registered against Hussain and he is subjected to legal processes at Nagaon court. He was allegedly involved in several rhino poaching cases at the Orang National Park and went into hiding for at least 10 years.
The Orang National Park also known as Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park is located on the north bank of the Brahmaputra River in the Darrang and Sonitpur districts.
Apart from housing the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, the park is also home to the royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic elephant, pygmy hog, hog deer. wild boar.
Photo: Riki Das