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    Poacher of kashmir markhoor in buffer zone of Chitral Gol National Park arrested

    By Zahiruddin

    CHITRAL: The poacher of kashmir markhor in the buffer zone of Chitral Gol National Park in the vicinity of Shoghor village on Garam Chashma road was arrested by the wild life department who was later on sent to the judicial lock up by the court.

    The divisional forest officer of Chitral Gol National Park wildlife Division Irshad Ahmed told Chitral Times that the accused Aslam Baig of Shoghor village was spotted by the watchers of the department the other in their binocular while firing at a markhor in the Awiret Gol near the village.

    He said that the officials dashed to the spot without loss of time but he had fled the spot seeing them approaching him leaving the 10-year old wild goat injured which took shelter in the inaccessible point of a nearby hillock.

    He added that the official left the place in the dusk while next morning got hold of the injured markhor which had then came down and it succumbed to the bullet injuries while being shifted to the veterinary hospital due to the excessive bleeding.

    Mr. Ahmed said that the post-mortem of the dead markhor was carried out by veterinary doctor Sheikh Ahmed of the hospital who declared the bullet injuries as its cause of death.

    He told that the body was later on sent to Peshawar where its trophy will be prepared for displaying in public places.

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