Seven arrested for poisoning fish in Pulwama: Police

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Thousands of fish found dead in a farm at Bhatnoora village in Pulwama on February 13, 2023. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Pulwama: Police on Saturday said that it arrested seven persons involved in killing farm fish in Bathnoor Shahoora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

In a statement, the police said that on 13th February police post Lassipora received a written complaint from one Manzoor Ahmad Mir, son of Abdul Salaam Mir of Bathnoor Shahoora stated therein that some unknown persons have mixed some poisonous substance in water due to which thousands of fishes died in his fish farm at Bathnoor area of Litter Pulwama.

The spokesperson further stated that upon this information a case FIR NO 9/2023 U/S 428 IPC was registered at PS Litter and an investigation was taken up. During the course of the investigation of the case, by utilizing technical and human resources many suspects were called for questioning from where it came to the surface that some persons have used Bleaching powder for catching fish at the canal which acted as a source of water for said fish farm, due to which the farm fishes got killed.

All the accused persons involved in the act have been arrested.

The general public of the area has hailed the role of police for timely action against the accused persons, reads the statement.

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