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5 bovine smugglers arrested, 57 animals rescued in Rajouri


Police have foiled four major bids to smuggle bovines and rescued 57 animals in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said today.

A police party intercepted a bovine smuggler, identified as Taj Mohammad, yesterday in Kandi area and rescued 14 bovines, he said.

In Thanamandi area, a police team intercepted two vehicles and rescued 15 bovines, the official said, adding that two people — Zakir Hussain and Nazaqat Hussain — were arrested.

Police rescued four bovines in Daki Kote area of Rajouri district and arrested Wali Mohammad in this regard, he said.

In another incident, a police team rescued 24 bovines in Khorbani Galli area and arrested bovine smuggler Mohammad Iqbal, the official added.

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