Udhampur Police today rescued 24 bovine animals and arrested four bovine smugglers at Tikri which were being illegally smuggled to Kashmir valley.
The accused have been identified as Abdul Rashid S/O Mohd Sharief Caste Gujjar R/O Kansipatta Reasi , Hussian Din S/O Noor Ali Caste Gujjar R/O Ghangyal Jammu , Mohd Rafiq S/O Mohd Hussian R/O Nagrota Khanpur Nai Basti Jammu and Mohd Fareed S/O Mohd Yousaf Caste Gujjar R/O Matra Ramban.
Reports said that based on a reliable information, a Police Party of Police Post Tikri laid a surprise naka at national highway near Tikri and intercepted two bovine loaded Trucks bearing Registration Nos. JK02Q-0586 and JK02AG-6587 near Tikri. Noticing the surprise Police naka, both the drivers tried to fled away from the spot along with their vehicles, who were chased and nabbed by Police Party. During search of the vehicles, 24 bovine, which were found loaded in these vehicles and were being smuggled towards Kashmir Valley, rescued. The involved accused persons were arrested on the spot . During questioning , these bovine smugglers revealed that the vehicles were loaded from Gangyal, Jammu. Both the vehicles were seized on the spot.
In this connection, a Case FIR No. 51/2013 U/S 188 RPC, 3/Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, stands registered against smuggler in Police Station, Rehmbal.
It is pertinent to mentioned here that 02 top bovine smugglers were arrested yesterday with the rescue of 03 bovine animals making a total of arrested accused persons to 06 and seized Bovine animals to 27 within 24 hours in the District.