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Cattle smuggler arrested in Bharatpur, 18 bovines rescued

The district police on Saturday rescued 18 cattle being transported in a truck allegedly to a slaughter house in Uttar Pradesh

jaipur Updated: Aug 11, 2018 22:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
Rajasthan News
The truck carrying the bovines.(HT Photo)

The district police on Saturday rescued 18 cattle being transported in a truck allegedly to a slaughter house in Uttar Pradesh. The police also arrested the alleged cattle smuggler.

On a tip-off, police intercepted a truck bearing Haryana number at Saras outpost under Mathura Gate police station on the Jaipur-Agra national highway and rescued 18 male bovines, the police said.

“Cow smuggler Tarun Baghel from Hathras in Uttar Pradesh was arrested under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act 1995, while his other colleagues managed to flee,” said Sampat Singh, the incharge of Saras police outpost. He said all the rescued cattle were shifted to a cow shelter. The cattle were being brought from Jaipur.

According to the state police data, 65 cases were registered against cow smugglers in Bharatpur district in 2015, following by 65 cases in 2016 and 27 cases in 2017. The police rescued 1,121 bovines in 2015, 403 in 2016 and 210 till May 2017 from the cow smugglers.

First Published: Aug 11, 2018 22:22 IST