307 live Spotted Pond Turtles confiscated

Karachi, October 02, 2016 (PPI-OT): The staffs of Shaheed Benazirabad of Sindh Wildlife Department has confiscated 307 Live Spotted Pond Turtles during search of a Datsun pickup bearing registration No.KG-5414 at check post of Deh Akro-II Wildlife Sanctuary. The turtles were packed in 20 jute bags.

Whereas, 2 offenders namely Ghulam Rasool S/o Ali Shair Brohi and Gull Muhammad S/o Muhammad Mithal Zardari are also arrested with the above mentioned pickup for committing the offence. At the other hand, the main accused, turtles trapper and supplier belongs to Sangher District namely Saddam Mallah S/o Abdul Khaliq Mallah alongwith Driver of Car Babu Zardari S/o Salam Zardari were also arrested with the case property.

While talking to media, Mr. Saeed Akhtar Balouch, Conservator Wildlife informed that the accused Saddam Mallah S/o Abdul Khaliq Mallah is a first cousin of Sachey Dinno Mallah who is already booked in FOR No.20/494 of 2016 for turtle transportation from Sangher to Karachi in Toyota XLI bearing registration No.ACL-104. Accused Saddam Mallah has also admitted that he is supplying turtles to Chinese in Karachi since last seven months.

Mr. Dara Munir Qazi, Deputy Conservator Wildlife, Shaheed Benazirabad Division told media that F.O.R. is registered vide No.02/01, dated 29.09.2016 against all the 04 accused and the case along with case property was submitted to Judicial Magistrate, Taluka Daur, District Shaheed Benazirabad for summery Trial, but due to non-declaration of Special Wildlife Jurisdiction, the case is pending till the declare of Jurisdiction of Magistrate.

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