Bovine smuggling bid foiled, 17 animals rescued

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, Feb 13: A bovine smuggling bid was foiled and 17 bovine animals were rescued today by Ghagwal police.
“A police party of police station Ghagwal headed by Inspector Amit Andotra, SHO Ghagwal, during naka checking at NHW Tapyal signaled to stop a truck bearing registration number JK02AF-7205 coming from Kathua side. On seeing police party, the driver tried to flee from the spot but after chase by the alert cops, the driver abandoned the vehicle at Jatwal and escaped from the spot”, a police official said.
He said during checking of the vehicle, 17 bovines were found loaded inside the vehicle which were being transported illegally without any permission. “The vehicle and the bovine animals were seized on spot”, he further said, adding, in this regard, a case FIR No 30/2018 under Section 188/RPC, 2/3 PCA Act, has been registered at police station Ghagwal and investigation started to nab the driver.
The whole operation was conducted under close supervision of Deepak Digra, Deputy SP Headquarters, Samba and Anil Magotra, SSP Samba.