The Chitral district government has detained six donkeys in connection with timber smuggling in the district’s Darosh area.
The donkeys were impounded after the assistant commissioner of Darosh conducted an operation against timber smuggling.
The assistant commissioner has ordered the forest department to appear in court with the donkeys.
It’s also worth noting that the donkeys demonstrated a high level of intelligence by smuggling wood to the desired location on their own.
Assistant Commissioner Darosh Tausifullah said, “On Tuesday night, we received information that an attempt was being made to take wooden slippers on donkeys to another village. As soon as we reached, the accused fled into the forest. But his unfortunate donkeys were immediately seized and taken to the police station. Lumber mafia henchmen use donkeys to carry lumber down storm drains”.
The forest department, according to Tausifullah, will present the donkeys to the court. According to him, the assistant commissioner has ordered the forest department to produce six donkeys in court.
Earlier this month, Divisional Forest Officer (DF) Haripur Farhad Ali officially suspended an employee of the forest department, Omer Shah, and his accomplice Imran Shah (check-point guard), who were arrested while smuggling valuable timber from the forest in the Makhnial area.
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