Tezpur, May 4: The police have arrested a most wanted rhino poacher from Karbi Anglong on Thursday night. Based on specific input, a joint team of police from Jakhalabandha police station and Special Task Force (STF) launched operation at Natun Danga area under Anjukpani police station and arrested the poacher, officer-in-charge of Jakhalabandha police station, Deben Bora said.
The arrested poacher was identified Parci Rongphar (45). One point 315 rifle, 18 rounds of live ammunition, one silencer and other items were recovered from his house.
“Rongphar and his aides are planning to kill rhino inside the Kaziranga National Park. He was also the mastermind of the entire poaching and helping Manipuri poachers who tried to kill rhino inside the park,” Bora said.
Earlier, he was arrested twice for rhino poaching but recycled with the groups after release on bail.
Ronphar hails from Kurna gaon under Dokmoka police station of Karbi Anglong district.