Police arrests two poachers for killing migratory birds, misusing licensed weapon

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Ganderbal: Police arrested two accused persons, Javid Ahmad Malla and Mushtaq Ahmad Malla of Fethapora Ganderbal for “misusing their licensed weapon and causing huge loss to the wet lands in Shallbugh area of District Ganderbal by killing of considerable number of aquatics birds.”

The police has started a special drive to act against these hunters and in this regard, FIR 21/ 2021 U/S 51 wild life protection act has been registered at Police Station Ganderbal.

Police said that SSP Ganderbal Khilal Ahmed Poswal has taken up matter with District Magistrate Ganderbal for cancellation of Licenses of such persons who are misusing the licensed weapons and causing destruction of migratory birds.

The police said that teams have been constituted to keep watch in wetland area and ensure action against these culprits.

“Our wet lands are important part of ecosystem, which need to be preserved under all circumstances. The migratory birds during winter season find these wet lands in Jammu and Kashmir as most suitable habitat but the poachers and hunters are their main enemies who cause irreparable loss by hunting these birds,” the police said in a statement.


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