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Assam MLAs attack Kaziranga forester

india Updated: Mar 18, 2009 10:38 IST
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Two MLAs of Assam on Wednesday allegedly threatened to kill the Chief Range officer of Kaziranga National Park and assaulted a park employee when prevented from fishing inside the forest in Golaghat district.

S N Buragohain, Director of the park, home to endangered one-horned Indian rhino, said that a FIR was lodged with the police against surrendered ULFA-turned-MLA Jiten Gogoi and Kushal Konwar.

According to the FIR, the two Independent MLAs, Gogoi from Bokakhat constituency and Konwar representing Thowra, threatened to kill Chief Range Officer Dharanidhar Boro when he asked them to stop fishing inside the park as it was prohibited.

Gogoi then pointed his gun at Boro and threatened to kill him and assaulted Range assistant Dilip Das, the FIR alleged.

Boro, who is an internationally acclaimed forester for his efforts to protect the rhinos daring gunfights with poachers, told PTI that his life was saved by people from nearby areas of the park and forest guards by preventing the MLAs from attacking him.

Meanwhile, the forest staff would not operate their elephant safari along with jeep safari on Wednesday protesting the incident.