ISLAMABAD: A large number of fish has been found dead in Rawal Dam due to pouring of poisonous substance, according to First Information Report (FIR) registered with the Secretariat Police Station.
According to the FIR registered by Deputy Director Fisheries Department Islamabad Muhammad Sadiq Buzdar, people from the mafia were stopped from fishing and boating in the dam as it is banned.
A major operation was carried out by ICT against the mafia and 20 boats were confiscated while five persons were arrested.
This action, he said, irked mafia which has added poisonous material into the water that has killed huge numbers of fish in the last few days and others are dying on daily basis.
He said that public at large is now at risk due to apprehensions of deaths of fishes and serious dangers to health. He demanded strict action against those responsible of this act.
When contacted, police officials said that investigation is underway into the matter and those involved in this act would be booked.
A source in Water and Sanitation Agency said that they test water samples from Rawal Dam ever day and so far nothing has been found out regarding poisonous substance being present in the dam. – APP
Story first published: 15th July 2017