NAGAON, Dec 3: Officials of state forest department busted a gang of bird poachers and received a huge cache of trapping tools here on Monday night.
Based on a tip off, forest personnel of Laokhuwa wildlife sanctuary under Nagaon wildlife division busted a huge gang of migratory bird trappers at a larger agricultural field near Juria and recovered around 16 number of purple moor hens, various entrapping tools, cages, microphones that plays bird sound, loud speakers, nets etc from the spot.
Surprisingly, those poachers who fixed microphones, nets and cages in the agricultural field, they somehow managed to escape from the forest personnel just before the forest personnel launched the operation in the location.
According to sources, forest officials had an information about hunting of migratory birds at Juria for over a couple of weeks following which the forest personnel of Laokhuwa wildlife sanctuary launched a search operation at the entire location early this morning. During the operation, forest personnel were able to seize all those tools fixed in the field for entrapping those avian birds, the sources said.