Hunters of Golden Eagle arrested

GILGIT: Wildlife department of Gilgit Baltistan has arrested a six-member gang for illegally hunting Golden Eagle from Babusar area.

The department’s spokesman said they received information about presence of illegal hunters in Babusar Gedidaas area trying to hunt precious Golden Eagle. The DFO Iftikhar Ahmed along with, conservator Wildlife Yaqoob Ali and police force rushed to Chilas and arrested six persons belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The DFO while acting as Magistrate Forests and Wildlife heard the case and ordered a sentence of three months imprisonment with Rs 5,000 each fine to the accused upon being proved guilty of illegal hunt.

The accused were shifted to Chilas Jail.