75 bovines rescued, three smugglers nabbed

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SAMBA/KATHUA: Police on Friday rescued 75 bovines in separate actions and arrested three smugglers.
As per details, a party of Police Post Rakh Amb Talli while performing patrolling duty in its jurisdictional area, noticed some persons near village Manohar Gopala, Samba moving with a herd of cattle under suspicious conditions. On seeing police, the suspects tried to flee but the police, after a successful chase, managed to arrest a person, namely Mohd Arshad, son of Ghulam Hussain, resident of Badheri, Samba and rescued a herd of 31 cattle, which were being smuggled towards valley on foot.
In another incident, a party of Police station Ghagwal led by SHO Ghagwal Inspector Rakesh Sharna exposed modus operandi used by the bovine smugglers to carry out smuggling activities using oil Tanker for transportation instead of Truck or other Load Carrier. The police Naka party at Highway Tapyal rescued 15 bovines which were being transported in a Tanker (JK21-1281) coming from Kathua side and moving towards Valley. The aforesaid oil Tanker, used for smuggling bovines, was also seized on the spot. A case vide FIR No. 101/2021 under section 188 of IPC and 11 of PCA Act was registered at Police Station Ghagwal.
Meanwhile, in wee hours of May 6, 2021, a team from Police Station Kathua, while on Naka checking duty near NH Sakta Chak, noticed a Mahindra Load Carrier (JK08B-8636), enroute Kathua to Jammu. It was signaled by Naka/Checking party to stop for checking but driver stopped vehicle far behind the Naka point and fled away. On physical checking, 5 bovines were found loaded in it, which were rescued and vehicle was seized. A case vide FIR No.226/2021 under section 188 of IPC and 11 of PCA Act was registered at Kathua Police Station.
In another action, a Mahinder load carrier (JK08B-4980) was noticed by the Naka party on NH Sakta Chack which was being driven by unknown person who was also signaled to stop for checking. Sensing danger the said driver parked the vehicle far behind the Naka point and fled away. On checking, 5 bovines were rescued on spot. A case vide FIR No. 227/2021 under section 188 of IPC and 11 of PCA Act was registered at Kathua Police Station. In consequence, a team from Police Station Lakhanpur, in its jurisdictional area, noticed a suspicious truck (JK02CC-7043) which was being driven by one Guru Ram, son of Karam Chand, resident of Chak Mohd Yar, Tehsil R S Pura, District Jammu, accompanied by Safeer, son of Mohd Rafiq, resident of Noorkote Tehsil Haveli, District Poonch, who were signaled to stop. On checking, 19 bovines were found laden in it illegally. The duo was arrested on the spot and a case vide FIR No. 63/2021 under section 188 of IPC and 11 of PCA Act was registered against them at Police Station Lakhanpur.