J&K

Punt gun seized from Poacher in north Kashmir, say officials

SRINAGAR: A punt gun and contraband articles were seized from a boat at Lankreshipora area of Bandipora during a raid carried out by Forest Protection Force (FPF) on Tuesday.

Quoting officials news agency KNO reported that on a tip-off regarding the use of punt guns at Wular for killing certain bird species, the anti-poaching team headed by a deputy inspector was deputed to carry out the raid during which a 09-feet long punt gun, a boat and live shells were seized from the spot.

He said that a punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in wetlands to shoot large numbers of waterfowl for commercial hunting.

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