SAMBA, Aug 26: Ghagwal Police today rescued 14 bovine animals and seized the truck carrying them.
Police said a team of Police Station Ghagwal headed by SI Bansi Lal, SHO Ghagwal under close supervision of Deepak Digra, Dy.SP Hqrs Samba, during routine naka checking at NHW Tapyal signaled to stop a truck bearing registration No. JK02BM- 9086, which was coming from Kathua side.
The driver on seeing the Police Party accelerated the vehicle and tried to escape from the spot. But after being chased by the Police, the driver abandoned the vehicle at NHW Jatwal and managed to escape from the spot. During checking of the vehicle, 14 bovines were found laden inside it which, were being transported illegally. The vehicle was seized on the spot and all the bovines were rescued. In this regard a case FIR No. 113/2018 U/S 188/RPC, 2/3 PCA Act, has been registered at P/S Ghagwal and investigation is going on.
It may be recalled that Samba Police on the directives of SSP Samba, Dr. Koshal Sharma, SSP Samba, has launched drive against the bovine smuggling in the district.