A joint team of Forest Department officials and police led by divisional forest officer of the northern forest range of Kaziranga National Park, Pranjal Barua seized cash worth Rs 10, 67, 000 from the residence of dreaded nabbed rhino poacher Yakub Ali’s mother-in-law on Thursday night.
The joint team seized the amount of cash from the residence of Yakub Ali’s mother-in-law situated at Bhojmari village of Sootea in Biswanath district of Assam.
Earlier, the team of police and Forest Department officials seized arms and ammunition seized from the arrested poacher including one 303 rifle, one silencer, one laser light and 24 rounds of ammunition.
Notably, the arms and ammunition were recovered from the residence of Yakub Ali located at Bhojmari in Sootea of Biswanath district of Assam by the police and Forest Department officials basing on the confessional statements made by the nabbed poacher.
These arms and ammunition were used by Yakub Ali for rhino poaching in the Kaziranga National Park.
The arrested poacher was involved in several rhino poaching incidents at the national park.
Ali was allegedly the main shooter of the Sildubi rhino poaching incident in the Sixth Addition of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) at Panpur area of Sonitpur district. The poaching incident took place on May 29, 2018.
Yakub Ali was earlier accused of a rhino poaching incident way back in 2014.