Six poachers arrested from Jim Corbett National Park in Rampur

February 16th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI  

Rampur , Feb 16 (ANI) : A joint operation by the Forest Rangers and the Uttarakhand Police resulted in the arrest of six poachers from the Jim Corbett National Park located in the Kumaon region of Nainital.

The poachers were arrested on Tuesday from their hideout inside the tiger sanctuary.

“Six of them came here with the intention of poaching. Our combined team of police and forest rangers raided their hideouts and arrested them. We have seized leopard skins, skull and gadgets of animal capturing trap from them,” said R S Meena, Inspector General of Police, Kumaon Range.

“They have been arrested under the Wild Life Act and Forest Act and will be produced before the court. We would take information about their other partners and buyers,” he added.

According to the Corbett National Park Rangers, the arrest of the six poachers is a big achievement in the path of keeping a check on the smugglers.

As Jim Corbett National Park is tiger conservation centre, it is always under the threat of the poachers who are always trying to catch hold of the striped feline beauty, which is also the majestic national animal.

The national park has a tiger population of around 160, which makes it as the last and the most important bastion of this endangered species in India.(ANI)

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