Samba Police has foiled an attempt to smuggle bovines by rescuing five animals in the jurisdiction of Police Station (PS) Ghagwal.
Acting on reliable information regarding transportation of bovines, a police party of PS Ghagwal laid a strong vehicle checking naka at Jatwal-Bansi Morh on Ghagwal Border road and while checking signalled to stop a Mahindra vehicle having Registration Number, JK08F-7141 coming via border road Kathua. Instead of stopping the vehicle, the driver accelerated the speed and abandoned it at few meters away from the naka point when chased by the Police party. The driver managed to escape taking the advantage of darkness.
During checking of the vehicle, five cattle were found laden inside it without any permission. All the cattle were rescued and shifted to safer place. The vehicle used for transporting the bovines was seized on spot.
In this regard, a case FIR No. 157/2021 U/S 188 IPC, 11 PCA Act stands registered at PS Ghagwal and investigation started.