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11 rhino poachers killed, 20 arrested in 2015:Govt

 Daily News & Analysis, New Delhi, 6th May, 2015


The Government on Tuesday said that 11 rhino poachers have been killed in separate encounters while 20 of them arrested in Kaziranga Tiger reserve in Assam this year.


Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said in 2014, 22 rhino poachers were killed in encounters while 47 of them were arrested. Till April 30 this year, nine rhinos have been killed in comparison to 27 killed in 2014, he said.