By Pankaj Borthakur
In its initial stage of investigation into rhino-poaching cases in Kaziranga National Park (KNP), the CBI has got “some vital clues” after the Forest Department detained a “dreaded poacher” in its Agaratali range a few days back.
According to KNP officials, the accused Amar Bori has already confessed that he was involved in the poaching of four rhinoceros in 2010 and another in May this year in the national park. “Investigation is going on. The CBI team is camping here,” said KNP Director NK Basu.
As a team of CBI investigators have been camping in the park since a few days back, they collected the statements recorded by forest officials while they were interrogating Bori. However, the Central prosecution agency is yet to take him in their custody for further investigation.
Investigations have revealed that the accused, who was residing earlier in a location close to the wildlife park, shifted his residence to Jagun in Tinsukia district about six months back to hide his involvement in the rhino killing. As he started living in Tinsukia nobody could directly suspect his role in rhino poaching in KNP.
Forest officials found him to be involved in the killing of rhino last month in Agaratali forest range of KNP while he was on bail in connection with different poaching cases registered by police in Karbi Anglong district. More....