Anti-Poaching team seizes Punt Gun, Contraband Articles from Boat in Wular Lake

BANDIPORA — punt gun, a boat and contraband articles were seized in Lankreshipora area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district during a raid carried by Forest Protection Force (FPF) on Tuesday.

An official told news agency Kashmir Dot Com that on a tip off regarding the use of punt guns at Wular for killing certain bird species, the anti-poaching team headed by Deputy Inspector was deputed to carry out the raid.

“During the operation, a 09-feet long punt gun, a boat and live shells were seized from the spot,” he said, adding that a punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in wetlands to shoot large numbers of waterfowl for commercial hunting.

Forest Protection Force have intensified their surveillance operations in and around Wular Lake to stop illegal hunting and provide protection to winged residents of the Wular Lake, the official added. — (KDC)