Salahuddin arrested for killing birds and fishes, 933 fish and 168 dried skeletons were recovered
Salahuddin arrested for killing birds and fishes, 933 fish and 168 dried skeletons were recovered

Kolkata: In Europe, bird feathers are used to prepare clothes of different designs. For that, the wings and body parts of voiceless birds are smuggled from one state of India by killing many birds. The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau under the forest department of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district has busted an international smuggling of bird parts.

According to the report, the Namkhana range of the forest department raided the house of a person named Salauddin Mir in Bejpukur village under Dholhat police station on Thursday. The forest department team found 933 fish, 868 red and brown feathers of wild birds and 168 dried skeletons of extinct birds. Salahuddin Mir, accused of smuggling bird parts, has been carrying out this business since 2016. He has been killing birds for a long time and selling their body parts abroad. Sources in the forest department have informed that the feathers and body parts of birds were smuggled to countries like Russia, Canada, Britain, Iceland, Denmark. The accused first catches birds by laying a trap from the forests. Then when the birds get caught in the trap laid by the accused. So he kills them and later collects the wings of the birds and then smuggles them abroad. 

Forest department officials were already suspicious of the killing of birds. They had been searching for the accused smuggler for a long time. Forest department officials laid a trap and then raided the South 24 Parganas Forest Department in Namkhana, Ramganga, Bhagwatpur, Baruipur and then this success has been achieved. The forest department official arrested the accused smuggler Salahuddin. Efforts are being made to find out this smuggling gang by interrogating him.

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