4 arrested for hunting peacock, weapon seized

Excelsior Correspondent

RAJOURI, July 29: The police has arrested four persons for hunting in forest area of Nowshera and killing a peacock.
Official sources said that during the intervening night of July 28-29, 2019, a specific information received from reliable source that some persons are hunting peacock in forest area of Kalal in Nowshera.
Acting swiftly, police party from Police Station Nowshera led by SI Ajaz Parvaiz rushed to the area and intercepted an Alto car bearing registration number JK11B-6099 at Kalal road which was driven by Gurdeep Singh son of Jagjeet Singh resident of Kanara in Nowshera.
During search of vehicle, recently hunted and killed Peacock was recovered after which vehicle was seized and the accused also arrested.
Later, a team of police headed by SDPO Nowshera Brijesh Sharma put the accused to sustained interrogation who disclosed the names of three more associates as Charan Singh, son of Prem Singh, resident of Nonial in Nowshera; Karnail Singh, son of Charan Singh, residents of Nonial and Jasbir Singh, son of Santokh Singh, resident of Nonial.
The police later arrested all the other accused and also recovered a .12 bore gun from the possession of Charan Singh. The said weapon was used for hunting peacock.
All the four accused have now been arrested and a case FIR No 142/ 2019 U/S 08/51 Wildlife Protection Act has been registered at Nowshera Police Station against them.
Pertinent here to mention that hunting and killing of Peacock, the country’s national bird, is prohibited under Law.