Rajasthan Police arrest 5 cattle smugglers, rescue 6 cows

Following a tip-off, police teams raided and arrested five cattle smugglers transporting cows to Haryana.

jaipur Updated: May 27, 2018 22:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
On May 18, police rescued 42 stray cows and detained a minor near Mungaska village when a gang of cow smugglers were trying to transport the animals to Haryana.(AFP/Representative image )

The Bharatpur police on Sunday arrested five cattle smugglers who were transporting the animals to Haryana for slaughter and rescued six cows from their possession.

Following a tip-off, police teams led by station house officer of Sikri police station Naresh Poshwal, raided and arrested five cattle smugglers transporting the cows to Haryana. The rescued cows have been shifted to a cow shelter in Sewal, police said.

The arrested cow smugglers were identified as Sharif Khan, Akhtar Khan, Sobedin Khan, Hasam Mev from Nagal village and Shahrukh Khan from Gulapada village, police said.

The group was arrested under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, Poshwal said, adding that the gang collected stray cattle from rural areas and transported the animals to Haryana for slaughter after crossing the inter-state border.

Police are interrogating them about smuggling of cattle and to find out the identity of other gang members who supply cows for slaughter in Haryana, police said.

On May 18, police rescued 42 stray cows and detained a minor near Mungaska village when a gang of cow smugglers were trying to transport the animals to Haryana.

Police data show that 65 police cases have been registered in 2015, 65 cases in 2016, and 27 cases have been registered until May 2017 under Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation Temporary Migration or Export) Act, in different police station in the district.

Data also show that police have registered FIRs against cow smugglers in 65 cases in 2015, 71 cases in 2016 and 51 cases were registered until October 2017.

Police have issued challans against 41 cow smugglers who were arrested in the last one year, data has revealed.

Data also show that 1,121 cows were rescued in 2015, 403 in 2016, 210 until May 2017 from the possession of cow smugglers while they were transporting the animals in vehicles from the Mewat region of the district.

Police have seized 38 vehicles in 2015, 30 in 2016, 12 vehicles in 2017 that were in to illegally transporting cattle for slaughtering in the neighbouring state.

First Published: May 27, 2018 22:10 IST