3 bovine smugglers, cow vigilante arrested in JK

Jammu: Three bovine smugglers and a cow vigilante have been arrested from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

“Intensifying the drive against people indulging in unlawful activities, the Rajouri police had detained three notorious bovine smugglers and a cow vigilante. All three were sent to jail yesterday,” a police official said.

The bovine smugglers have been identified as Mohd Ghafoor of Khablan Thanamandi, Mohd Khaliq of Rajdhani Thanamandi, Muzaffar Iqbal of Choungoran Kalakote (bovine smugglers), as well as Nirmal Singh of Gunda Khwas, he said.

All of them have been booked under the Public Safety Act on the orders of the district magistrate, Rajouri, and have been lodged in the Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, police said.

The three smugglerswere found involved in illegal trade of bovines, thus posing a serious threat to communal harmony, the officer said.

The cow vigilante, on the other hand, is accused of taking law into his hands by assaulting people, including an elderly man at Gunda area, police said.

The police have also identified other notorious drug peddlers, bovine smugglers and thieves, and will take stern action against them.