Timber smugglers crush forest guard to death in Akhogram Forest

Mr. Kiramat Khan, the in-charge Forest Guard, had stopped a truck laced with illegal timber at Akhagram forest check post.

According to media reports, forest official Mr. Kiramat Khan of Wari Forest sub-division has been martyred today. The honorable man breathed his last at 03:40 AM, Monday, 28th February 2022. The forest department has suspended the ongoing plantation drive across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to express solidarity with the bereaved family of the forest guard.

Details of his Martyrdom

Mr. Kiramat Khan, the in-charge Forest Guard, had stopped a truck laced with illegal timber at Akhagram forest check post. He started searching the vehicle when all of a sudden, the timber smugglers drove the vehicle away, crushing the Forest Guard and dragging his body up to 200 meters away in the process. The body of the martyred forest official was later thrown away at Unkar Police Check Post in Lower Dir.

Police sprung into action

Upon hearing about the incident, the SDFO Wari and staff rushed to the site, recovered the body, and shifted Mr. Kiramat Khan to the hospital. Speaking to a media outlet about the horrible incident, SHO Khal said:

The police have taken the truck into custody. However, the truck driver managed to escape from the scene. Search operation for the offender’s arrest is underway at Toormang Dara of Lower Dir. The dead body of the martyred forest guard was shifted to his hometown at Nehag Kasunu, where his namaz e janaza was offered at 4:00 pm.

Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan took notice of the incident. The Chief Minister directed the police to take necessary action to arrest the elements involved in the incident immediately. Mahmood Khan also expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the forest guards who were martyred in the incident or similar incidents earlier.

What are your thoughts on this? Please share with us in the comment section below.

  • ان سب کو پکڑ کر یہیں شوٹ کردیا جاے جنگلات کو بچانے کیلئے ان خنزیروں کو مارنا بہت ضروری ہے

  • The Culprit and those behind should be given Capital punishment by a special court within weeks and not to prolong the case. All involved should be hanged publically without showing any mercy to anyone.


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