Five 12-bore shotguns seized from poachers in Ganderbal
SRINAGAR: In a special drive against poachers, Police in Ganderbal on Tuesday claimed to have seized five 12-bore shotguns in Shalbugh and Paribal villages.
Police spokesman in a statement said that Officers from police station Kheerbhawani and Police post Shadipora raided at different locations in Shalbugh and Paribal villages of Ganderbal area and recovered five 12-bore guns from poachers who are misusing their licensed weapons and caused huge loss by killing large number of migratory birds.
In this regard, the cases under FIR number 11/21 and FIR number 25/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered against five Persons in Police Station Kheerbhawani and Police Station Ganderbal respectively. Further investigations have been initiated, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ganderbal Khilal Ahmed Poswal warned those poachers who are killing migratory birds either with licensed or unlicensed weapons. He said that killing of migratory birds not only threatens certain species but also leads to degradation of ecosystem and livelihood of locals as well.