Chitral: Two arrested with weapons during illegal hunting of Markhor.
Chitral: Two arrested with weapons during illegal hunting of Markhor
By: Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL: Two persons were arrested red handed by Chitral Goal National Park. According to Divisional Forest Officer of chitral Goal national park Muhammad Buzurg three persons were busy in illegal hunting of Markhor. Watchers of CGNP and community watchers followed them. Zakirullah, Akhtaruddin, Hazrat Ali, Syed Hazir Shah , Shafiq Ahmad Deputy Range officer, Rizwan Ali and Azizur Rehman community watcher took part in search operation. They arrested Imtiaz Ahmad son of Izzat Baig of Munoor and Sarwaruddin son of Gul Ajab Khan while one Habib son of Taighoon Shah Resident of Mexi gram flee away from the scene.
Two rifles (303 Bore) , 2 telescope and a plastic bag were recovered from their posses. Hence DFO Buzurg Muhammad left them after 60000 fine from them but no FIR was lodged in local police station. Some staff on the condition of anonymity told this scribe that Said Akbar son of Umri Khan of Kandojal supporting people who involve illegal hunting of Markhor. Social and political circle of Chitral appreciated operation staff who arrested two persons while they had opened 5 firing on Makholr for its killing. They demanded from high ups of Wild Life department to must lodged FIR against these two persons who belong to constituency of MPA Saleem Khan and to must arrest Habib Khan who successes to flee away from the scene.
It is worth to mention here that Hunting trophy of Markhor selling out after budding up to 10 million but DFO released them after getting only sixty thousands from them.