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Murree AC caught poaching wild pigeons

Updated February 19, 2019

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A hunter aims to shoot with his shotgun. — AFP/File
A hunter aims to shoot with his shotgun. — AFP/File

ATTOCK: Assistant Commissioner (AC) Murree Imtiaz Khan was caught poaching migratory wild pigeons along with his 10 friends in mountains near Tanaza Dam in Fatehjang on Monday, sources told Dawn.

On a tipoff, Assistant Director Wildlife Mehwish Rauf raided the mountains and found the assistant commissioner hunting the wild pigeons, which migrate to the area from Siberia in the winter.

She took 10 pigeons, which they caught, and six guns into her custody and imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on them.

According to the sources, the assistant commissioner tried to influence the officer by introducing himself but the woman refused to listen to him.

She also did not entertain phone calls from high ranking officials.

Published in Dawn, February 19th, 2019