Ganderbal: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested two poachers in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district who are allegedly involved in killing a large number of migratory birds in Shallabugh wetland and other areas.
A police official said the two accused — Javid Ahmad Malla, son of Mohammad Yousuf Malla, and Mushtaq Ahmad Malla, son of Ghulam Rasool Malla, both residents of Fethapora Ganderbal — have been arrested for misusing their licensed weapon and causing huge loss to the wetlands in Shallabugh area by killing of considerable number of aquatics/migratory birds.
The official said that SSP Ganderbal Khalil Poswal has taken up the matter with District Magistrate Ganderbal for cancellation of licenses of such persons who are misusing their weapons and causing destruction of migratory birds.
SSP Ganderbal Khilal Poswal said that they have arrested two persons for poaching of migratory birds, adding that their licenced guns which they have misused have been seized.
He said that police have started a special drive to act against these hunters and in this regard, FIR 21/ 2021 U/S 51 wildlife protection act has been registered at Police Station Ganderbal. He said that further investigations are on. (KNT)