Srinagar, Jan 6: Four persons were arrested for alleged killing of a peacock – National Bird – in Sumah Akhnoor in Jammu, officials said on Thursday evening.
They said that four persons namely Ishtiyaq Ahmed son of Mohd Aslam, Safdar Hussain son of Mohd Ayub, Mohd Farooq son of Mohd Yousaf and Mohd Tazeem son of Fazal Din, all residents of Mendhar Poonch were arrested for killing a peacock with 12 bore gun at village Karkoi in Akhnoor. “A Xylo car with a gun along with the dead peacock was seized from the site”, they said.
SDPO Akhnoor Varun Jandyal confirming the arrests said that a case FIR No. 6/2022 under section 9/51 of Wildlife Act read with 3/25 of Arms Act and 429/34 IPC has been registered at police station Akhnoor. “The case was initiated after receiving a complaint from the Wildlife Department”, the officer said. gns