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NAGROTA/KATHUA: Police on Wednesday foiled bovine smuggling bids by rescuing 80 bovines and arresting six smugglers.
As per details, a team led by Incharge Police Post Manwal Vikram Singh intercepted two trucks (JK14B 4007 and JK21F 4786) at Nadal Naka, Manwal. On search, both the vehicles were found loaded with bovines without any valid permission.
The drivers of trucks, identified as Muzaffar, son of Mohd Rafi, resident of Peerah Ramban and Altaf, son of Bashir, resident of Mansar, Samba along with helpers Sarfraz, son of Parvez Ahmed, resident of Nihari Panthi Samba and Liaquat Ali, son of Abdul Rehman, resident of Garh Kamad Kathua were arrested and 31 bovines were rescued. In this regard, a FIR vide No 107/20 and 108/20 under Section 188 IPC 11 PCA has been registered against them at Police Station Jhajjar Kotli.
During another checking at Ban Toll Plaza, a police team led by SHO Nagrota Mohd Showkat rescued 33 bovines from trucks (JK05B5545 and JK02CC 9277). The drivers of vehicles, identified as Shabir Ahmed, son of Ghulam Qadir, resident of Urpash Ganderbal and Ricky, son of Mani, resident of Mashalpur Assam were arrested.
A case vide FIR No 252/2020 and 253/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nagrota.
The whole operation was conducted under supervision of SDPO Nagrota Mohan Sharma and SP Rural Suram Singh, under overall supervision of SSP Jammu Shridhar Patil. Meanwhile, a team of Police Station Lakhanpur while on Naka checking duty at NH Lakhanpur intercepted a truck (JK02AT-5897), coming from Punjab towards Kathua via Bye-pass road.
When signaled to stop for checking, the driver of the truck stopped the vehicle at a few distance away from Naka point and fled away from the spot. On checking, 16 bovines were found loaded in the aforesaid vehicle, which were rescued.
A case vide FIR No. 56/2020 under section 188, IPC 11 PCA Act was registered at Police Station Lakhanpur.