REASI, June 21: Foiling four separate attempts of bovine smuggling, Reasi Police arrested five smugglers and rescued 29 cattle that were being smuggled to Kashmir valley.
Team of Police Station Mahore apprehended one bovine smuggler from Bagga area of Mahore and rescued seven cattle from his possession. The accused, identified as Mushtaq Ahmed son of Juma of Jijbagli, tehsil Thakrakote was intercepted at Zero Morh near Bagga. In this regard, case FIR number 34/2021 U/S 188 IPC has been registered.
In another success, team of Police Station Chassana apprehended two bovine smugglers who were smuggling 4 bovines loaded in two Tata mobile load carrier vehicles bearing registration numbers JK20B- 0742 and JK12B -6392. The accused, arrested from link road of Shikari to Sungri, were identified as Mohd Imran son of Mohd Farooq of Neosi and Gulzar Ahmed son of Ahmed Din of Damni. FIR U/S 188 IPC & 3 PC Act has been registered at Police Station Chassana.
Foiling another attempt of bovine smuggling, 10 cattle were rescued by Police team of Special Police Picket Bathoi. The bovine smuggler, namely Abdul Majid son of Russala of Bathoi, Tehsil Mahore was intercepted at Dharkund Dhok Bathoi when he was on way to Kulgam along with the animals. Case FIR number 37/2021, under section 188/IPC has been registered in this connection.
Another bovines smuggling bid was foiled in Arnas area by team of Police Station Arnas by apprehending one bovine smugglers Abrar Ahmed son of Abdul Hamid of Barnelli. Eight bovines were rescued from his possession. In this regard case FIR number 59/21 U/S 188 IPC 11 PC Act has been registered.
On preliminary enquiry, it has been found that bovines were carried from different areas and collected at single point from where they were to be smuggled across valley through mountain-passes on foot only.
In the current season of nomads movement, 190 cattle are rescued in 24 case FIRs registered against bovines smuggling in which 34 accused were arrested since April 2021, said a Police spokesperson.