Crackdown on bovine smuggling; 150 cattle rescued, 18 smugglers nabbed


Jammu: Police on Wednesday foiled various bovine smuggling bids by rescuing 150 bovines and arrested 18 smugglers in separate actions.
As per details, Jammu Police rescued 79 bovines at several Nakas established at different locations. Seven vehicles have also been seized by Police Stations Satwari, Jhajjar Kotli and Nagrota respectively. In this regard, several cases vide FIRs under relevant sections were registered at Police Stations Satwari, Jhajjar Kotli and Nagrota. The accused, arrested by Police, were identified as Abdul Latif, son of Abdulla Dedar, resident of Kulgam at present Rohi Morh (Gadi Garh), arrested by Jhajjar Kotli Police; Irshad Ahmad Chouhan, son of Mohd Yaqoob, resident of Razkang, Larnoo, Anantnag and Asgar Ahmed, son of Khushal Ahmad, resident of Sangar, Anantnag, both arrested by Jhajjar Kotli Police. Four other accused were arrested by Nagrota Police. The operations were conducted under supervision of SP City South Deepak Digra and SP Rural Sanjay Sharma while arrests were made by SHOs Satwari, Jhajjar Kotli and Nagrota.
Meanwhile, in wee hours of May 12, 2021, a team led by Incharge Police Post Ramkot, while performing routine vehicle checking duty in its jurisdictional area, noticed a Load Carrier (JK20B-0804) and signaled it to stop for checking. It was driven by Ishtiaq Ahmed, son of Mohd Hussain, resident of Chaini Manwal and his accomplice namely Basharat Ali, son of Mohd Sadiq, resident of Bhaia Kumad Hiranagar. During checking of aforesaid vehicle, 6 bovines were found loaded in it, which were rescued. The duo was arrested and a case vide FIR No. 75/2021 under section 188 of IPC and 11 of PCA Act was registered against them at Police Station Billawar.
At Samba, acting on an information received from reliable sources regarding smuggling of bovines, a team of Police Post Mansar intercepted two persons near Mansar, Samba moving towards Valley without permission with a herd of 25 cattle. The accused persons identified as Ghasho, son of Yousaf, resident of Bari-Brahmana and Billa resident of Kathua were arrested on the spot and a case vide FIR No. 152/2021 under section 188 IPC was registered at Police Station Samba.
Meanwhile, Batote police apprehended two trucks (JK02AF 7527 & JK02AA 0311) driven by Sharafat Ali, son of Mohd Khalid, resident of Village Mohni, Kathua and Yasir Ali, son of Zahir Khatana, resident of Dami, Jammu respectively and rescued 22 bovines. These vehicles were on their way to Srinagar and were stopped at Nashri Naka for routine checking. Further, the vehicles carrying bovine animals without any proper permission and in contravention of DM notification, were seized at Police Station Batote in district Ramban. In this connection a case vide FIR no. 44 & 45/2021 under section 188 of IPC and 11 of PC Act were registered at Police Station Batote and both accused were arrested.
At Udhampur, a party of Police Station Udhampur led by Insp Chanchal Singh SHO Udhampur during Naka at Jakhani Chowk intercepted two bovine smugglers, who were trying to smuggle 6 bovines in a vehicle (JK14D/4503), which were rescued. 2 bovine smugglers namely Mohd Sarbar, son of Mohd. Shafi, resident of Gole Mela Udhampur and Showkat Ali, son of Mohd Iqbal, resident of Verinaag Anantnaag Srinagar were arrested on spot and a case vide FIR No. 159/2021 under Section 188 of IPC and 11 of PCA Act was registered at Police Station Udhampur.
In another case, a party of Police Station Kud led by Insp Arun Koul SHO Kud laid a Naka for checking of vehicles at Kud Naka point. During checking, police stopped two Tata mobiles (JK02CG 9128 & HR45C 1532) for checking. During search of vehicles, 12 bovines were found loaded in them without any valid permission. All the bovine animals were rescued and 3 bovine smugglers namely Nazir Ahmed, son of Gulab Din, resident of Kanga Ramban; Shabir Ahmed, son of Abdul Latief, resident of Chanderkot and Showkat Ahmed, son of Gh Mohd Bumla, resident of Dooru Anantnag were arrested on spot. In this regards, two cases under relevant sections of law were registered at Police Station Kud and further investigation is underway.