Jorhat (Assam) Jun 19 (PTI) A notorious rhino poacher was apprehended and five rounds of ammunition recovered from his possession in Jorhat city in upper Assam during a joint operation by Kaziranga National Park Special Task Force and Police, police said here today.Also Read - Assam Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines For Travellers As Threat of Omicron Variant Looms | Check SOPs Here

KNP Task Force received specific information about the poacher’s movement towards Jorhat and launched a search operation with the police. He was picked up from a city hotel today, the sources said. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Operate 36 Pairs of Trains With Additional Coaches In These States | Full List Here

The poacher, identified as Jadav Saikia Kutum from Udainagar in Golaghat district, was wanted in connection with several rhino poaching cases in Kaziranga for over a year, they added. PTI cor ESB Also Read - Fire Breaks Outs at Paediatric Ward of a Hospital in Assam, All 12 Children Rescued Without Injuries

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