Samba, Feb 4: Two bovine smugglers were arrested and 12 bovines were rescued while three vehicles were seized in three separate bovine smuggling attempts, Police said on Sunday.
During vehicle checking at Naka NHW Tapyal, Police intercepted a load carrier (JK02DC 5704) coming from Kathua side for checking.
During checking, two bovines were found inside the vehicle and were being transported illegally without any valid permission.
The bovine smugglers identified as Manjit Singh, son of Hari Singh from Simbal Morh tehsil R S Pura district of Jammu and Veer Lal, son of Darshan Lal of Mokhey tehsil Suchetgarh district of Jammu were arrested.
A case FIR No 09/2024 under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 11 PCA Act was registered at Police Station Ghagwal.
During vehicle checking at Supwal, Police asked a load carrier coming from Samba side to stop for checking but the driver instead of stopping the vehicle, accelerated the speed and fled away from the checkpoint but was intercepted a few metres away near Barian.
During checking of the vehicle, five bovines were found laden inside the vehicle, which were being transported illegally.
The driver of the vehicle managed to escape from the spot.
A case FIR No 35/2024 under Sections 279 and 188 of the IPC and 11 PCA Act, 3 PDPP Act, and 184 MV Act was registered at Police Station Samba.
Police also intercepted load carrier (JK02BK 3880) moving towards the Samba side and during checking of the vehicle, five bovines were rescued which were being transported illegally.
A case FIR No 34/2024 under Section 188 of the IPC and 11 PCA Act was registered at Police Station Samba.