Govt teacher arrested for poaching of animals

Excelsior Correspondent

POONCH, Feb 20: The Department of Wildlife Protection under Rajouri and Poonch division arrested one person and seized .12 bore riffle, live cartridges, meat of wild animal their corpse and other material.
Official sources said that on the basis of specific information, an operation was launched in area along Mughal Road after information regarding poaching of wild animals in the area was received.
“During operation, official said, a vehicle was signalled to stop at Panar bridge on Mughal Road but driver didn’t stop and was chased. At some distance, three persons travelling in this car escaped from the spot but driver was intercepted by the sleuths of Wildlife Protection Department.
From the car, .12 bore rifle, three live cartridges, one used cartridge, meat of wild animal, corpse of wild animal was recovered which was later seized from the spot along with vehicle.
The accused who is a Government employee of Education department and a resident of Sangla village of Surankote was detained and has been lodged in police lockup. He has been sent on remand of one week. Further, investigation was in progress.
Wildlife Warden, Mushtaq Chowdhary said that this operation was conducted by a team Incharge Wildlife Control Room Surankote, Mohammad Yaqoob Shah and was closely monitored by Munshi Wildlife Range Poonch, Khalid Abbas. He added that further legal proceedings and investigation in this matter is going on and efforts are on to arrest three person who escaped from the car.