Miscreants Poison Fish Farm, Farmer Loses Lakhs

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Srinagar: In an apparent case of enmity, a fish farmer in north Kashmir’s Bandipora suffered a loss of lakhs of rupees after some miscreants allegedly poisoned his fish farm.

Aijaz Ahmed Mir, a resident of Nakhin Chitibandy area of Bandipora had set up a fish feeding farm two years back. His farm had nearly 20000 fish each weighing over a kilogram and Mir was expecting to sell the first produce of the farm this summer to earn his bread and butter, reports said.

However, before he could sell his produce and earn his living, some unknown persons allegedly put some poisonous substance into his fish farm resulting in the death of huge number of fish besides causing huge financial losses to the owner.

Meanwhile, a police team from Aragam and the officials from the Fisheries Department visited the fish farm to take stock of the situation.

An official said that an investigation has been taken up. He said prima facie it seems an act of mischief committed by someone on the basis of personal animosity with a design to cause major financial losses to the owner. (With KNT inputs)

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