Forest official of Wari Forest Sub Division Kiramat Khan was martyred on Sunday morning at 03:40 am by timber smugglers during checking of truck loaded with illegal logs at Akhagram forest check post.
The Incharge Forest Guard has stopped the truck and started searching the vehicle, when all of the sudden, the truck was driven away by crushing the Forest Guard up to 200 meter away. The body of the martyred forest official was later thrown away at Unkar Police Check Post in Lower Dir.
The Sub Division Forest Officer Wari and staff rushed to the site, recovered the body and shifted to hospital which was later shifted to his home town at Nehag Kasunu.
According to SHO Khal, police has taken the truck into custody and the truck driver has managed to escape from the scene. Search operation for the arrest of offender is underway at Toormang dara of lower Dir.
Meanwhile Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Sunday took notice of the incident in which the vehicles of the smugglers crushed to death the on duty forest guards who signaled them to stop in Akhgram areas of Dir District. Soon after the news, the chief minister directed the police to take necessary action for immediate arrest of the elements involved in the incident. The chief minister expressed his heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the families of the forest guards who were martyred in the incident.