Monday, August 8, 2022

Six wildlife officers suspended over illegal deer hunting


Bahawalpur: Six Wildlife Department officers were fired after allegedly assisting in the illegal hunting of deer in Bahawalpur, ARY News reported. 

According to details, the six officers have been suspended at Captain Retired Zafar Iqbal’s orders. The officers allegedly assisted in illegal deer hunting in the Bahawalpur district of Punjab.

Forest Department said that the officers used to take some of the hunted deer’s meat in exchange for allowing the illegal hunting.

Some days back a video of hunting two rare breed deer went viral on social media.

According to details, two rare breed deer were killed by a man who is said to be a resident of Karachi.

Wildlife officials say the victim was identified as Ansaruddin, a Karachi resident.

The wildlife department said the shooter’s statement would be recorded and the video would be forensic.

Three Wildlife Department officers have been deployed for the inquiry, and a three-member committee including Ashfaque Ali Memon, game officer, Naeem Muhammad Khan, wildlife inspector and Muhammad Azeem Kachelo, wildlife inspector will determine the location of the hunt.

It may be recalled that a rare breed of deer was hunted in the Contra area on the outskirts of Rawalpindi last year.

Also Read:Viral video: Karachi man hunts two rare breed deer

Later, Punjab Wildlife Department officials launched an operation against the poacher


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