42 bovines rescued, 4 smugglers arrested



Jammu/KATHUA: In a massive drive against bovine smuggling, Police on Tuesday rescued 8 bovines from two vehicles (JK02BK/5329 & JK02AL/7083) at Ban Toll Plaza Naka and arrested two smugglers, while at Kathua police also rescued 34 bovines and arrested 2 smugglers.
In this regard, two FIRs No. 442 & 443/2021 under relevant sections of law were registered at Police Station Nagrota. The accused were identified as Lakhvinder Choudhary, son of Sudagar Mal, resident of Chal Agra R S Pura and Dharampal, son of Munshi Ram, resident of Shahpur R S Pura.
During investigation, a person namely Raj Kumar, son of Om Parkash, resident of Bhojpur R S Pura produced two copies of permission for transportation of animals, but on verification from concerned department, same proved as forged. Bovine smugglers are now adopting a modus operandi by preparing forged permission documents to transport animals from one district to another. The arrest and recoveries have been made by SHO Nagrota Insp Vishav Pratap Singh under supervision of SDPO Nagrota Parupkar Singh.
Meanwhile, a police team led by Insp. Amit Sangra SHO Rajbagh under the supervision of SDPO Border Sachit Mahajan during Naka/checking duty in its jurisdiction noticed a suspicious Truck (JK02BT-6357) which was being driven by driver namely Shokat Ali, son of Khan Mohd, resident of Darmari Tehsil Mahore District Reasi who was signalled to stop for checking. During checking of aforesaid vehicle 18 bovines were found loaded in it illegally which were rescued. The accused was arrested and FIR No. 253/2021 under section 188/IPC, 11PCA was registered against him at Police Station Rajbagh.
While in another instance, a team of Police Station Hiranagar under the supervision of Insp. Yash Paul Sharma SHO Hiranagar during Naka checking duty at Londi Morh noticed the movement of suspicious truck (JK02CC-1159) which was being driven by person namely Ahmed Din, son of Jalal Din, resident of Saral Tehsil & District Poonch was signalled to stop for checking. During checking said police found 16 more bovines which were tied with ropes in mercilessly manner. All the 16 bovines were rescued and accused was arrested. FIR No. 157/2021 under sections 188/IPC, 11PCA Act was registered at Police Station Hiranagar.