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North East

Ex-MLAs get jail term for illegal angling in Kaziranga, assaulting ranger

Golaghat (Assam), March 5: A local court in Assam's Golaghat district Saturday handed down two years imprisonment to two former MLAs of the state in an over 10 year old case of illegal angling inside Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and physical assault of a forest ranger. The two have also been slapped with fine of Rs 5,000 each, failing to pay which would entail an additional two months of jail. Additional district judge Kaushik Hazarika gave the verdict in the 2009 case against five persons, including ex-MLAs Jiten Gogoi and...