CHITWAN, June 28: A person convicted of killing four rhinos in Chitwan National Park has been sent to jail. He is Rajman Thapa Magar alias Rajman Magar.
Magar was imprisoned on Sunday after being convicted of the death of four rhinos due to poaching in the CNP in fiscal year 2020/21.
The 30-year-old Magar from Gaindakot Municipality-3 of Nawalparasi (Bardaghat-Susta East) has been sent to jail, CNP Information Officer, Lokendra Adhikari, said. Magar was arrested with the help of local conservationists.
He was presented before the Nawalpur District Court and the court ordered him to be sent to jail.
Adhikari said legal action has been taken against 27 persons including Thapa this year on the charge of rhino poaching.
CHITWAN, June 11: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has arrested a person involved in rhino poaching and smuggling wildlife parts. CNP's Wildlife Poaching Control Unit held Khadka Bahadur Gurung alias Soma and Min Bahadur Gurung from Gaindakot.
CNP Information Officer Lokendra Adhikari said the 32-year-old fugitive from Dhodeni, Gaindakot Municipality-3 faces three cases of his involvement in four poaching incidents inside the park. A joint team of the poaching control special squad, the Nepali Army and the Gaindakot Area Police Office arrested Gurung.
CNP claimed that Gurung supplied the firearm used in poaching of rhinoceros and was himself involved in shooting the wild animals on September 1 and 3, 2020. He is accused of killing at least four rhinos entering the Park six times. Two cases of poaching have been filed against him at the District Court Nawalpur and one case at the District Court Chitwan.
Twelve packets of gunpowder, 15 gun bearings and a rod used in muzzle loader have been confiscated from his possession.
With Gurung's arrest, CNP has so far arrested 26 poachers and forwarded the process for legal action against them. Among them, 22 are involved in recent incidents of rhino poaching and smuggling of wildlife parts while four are fugitives.