Guwahati: Based on an intelligence input, SSB 15 Bn and Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) in a joint operation seized four elephant tusks and arrested three people in Chirang district on Thursday.
The three accused were identified as Nabeswar Basaumatary from Bijni, Rameshwar Basumatary and Murjha Narzary both from Malivita in Chirang district of Assam.
During the operation, one of the accused got injured and was admitted to hospital. The other two accused were produced before the court.
However, four people managed to abscond from the spot during the operation and it is suspected that the absconding accused have arms like dao, talwars in their possession.
A case has been registered at Protection Squad Range Chirang Forest Division and further investigation is underway.