Poachers hunts down a Kashmir Markhor of Trophy
CHITRAL: The poachers hunted down a kashmir markhor of
trophy size in Toshi-Shasha conservancy on Chitral-Garam Chashma
road and deprived the local community of more than ten millions
The president of village conservation committee (VCC) of Seen
village, Israr Nabi blamed the staff of wild life department posted
in the conservancy and said that they wasted a lot of time to chase
and nab the poachers and gave them an ample time to make good their
escape with the carcass.
While talking to Chitral Times here on Wednesday, he said
that the senior watcher of the department Afzal Khan and three of
the community watchers of Al-Burhan VCC saw the poachers while
hunting the markhor standing on the road but did not bother to rush
to the pasture.
He said that the markhor was one said to be one of the animals
marked for trophy hunting this year whose permit has been auctioned
by the department at a cost of more than ten million rupees.
The divisional forest officer of wild life division Chitral,
confirmed the news and said that his official recovered some parts
of the carcasss from the house of one Haji Muhammad and got a FIR
registered against him and his sons Mubarak, Manzur and Israr with
The spokesman of Chitral police, Buzurgud Din said that all the
accused have got themselves bailed before arrest due to which no
arrest has been made.
It is pertinent to note that a couple of years ago, the chief
justice of Peshawar High Court had taken a suo moto notice of
poaching of markhor in Chitral Gol national park due to the
negligence of wild life department.