8 cattle smugglers arrested in Jammu; 94 bovines rescued

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Jammu, Apr 20 (PTI) Eight suspected cattle smugglers were arrested and 94 bovines rescued as police foiled a smuggling bid in the outskirts Jammu on Tuesday, officials said.

A police team intercepted eight trucks headed for Kashmir on the highway near the Ban toll plaza and rescued the animals during a search of the vehicles, they said.

Those arrested were identified as Mohd Sardar, Basharat Ahmed, Mohd Iqbal, Sharafat Ali, Mohd Hussain, Zahid Ahmed, Aqib Ahmed Mir and Wasim Sajad, the officials said, adding that the trucks were seized.

A case was registered and an investigation taken up, they said. PTI AB IJT