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RAMBAN: Ramban Police on Thursday exposed a nexus between bovine smugglers and political leaders by seizing four trucks in different police stations of Ramban District and recovering 81 bovines.
According to the reports, two trucks bearing registration numbers JK02AC-9811 and JK04A-9808 were intercepted at Batote and during checking it was found that the trucks were carrying bovines.
Sources said that a bovine smuggler namely Parvez Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Pathan, son of Gulam Qadir Khan, resident of Gopalpura, Anantnag used names of senior PDP leaders to obtain permission for carrying animals.
Sources said that modus operandi of this bovine smuggler was that he obtained permission using his political links for few animals but transported the strength double or triple than the authorised and even carried kind of animals not mentioned in the permission. Sources said that he managed permission of around 10 to 15 vehicles per week and earned in lakhs.
Reports said that truck bearing registration number JK02AC-9811 was having the permission of seven cows but was found carrying twelve buffaloes. The driver Mashooq Ali, son of Allah Noor Gujjar, resident of Upper Rahgoora and one more person identified as Murad Ali, son Abdul Gani Gujjar, resident of Patnitop near Amar Chasma, Batote were arrested.
Likewise, the truck bearing registration number JK04A-9808 was having permission of seven buffaloes but was found carrying twenty-six cows (including calves and bulls). Three persons arrested from this truck include Manzoor Ahmed, son of Mohd Abrahim, resident of Dolegam, Banihal (Driver), Mohd Farooq, son of Abdul Aziz Gujjar, resident of Gujjar Basti, Talab Tillo and Irfan Ahmed, son of Gulam Qadir Mir, resident of Banihal.
A case vide FIR Nos. 71-72/2017 under Sections 188 and 420 RPC, 3,PC Act. has been registered against the accused persons at police station Batote.
Meanwhile, a truck bearing registration number JK02AF-4165 was seized by Police Station, Chanderkote and police recovered 23 bovines from the truck. Reports said that the driver and other labourers managed to escape. A case FIR No 54/17 under Sections 188 and 420/RPC, 3 PC Act has been registered by the Chanderkote Police Station.
However, another truck bearing registration number JK02AD-6013 was seized under the jurisdiction of the Police Station Ramban from which ten bulls were recovered. The truck was having permission of carrying eight animals.
Two persons have been arrested from this truck, who have been identified as Mohd Akram, son Mohd Yacob, resident Qansi Patta Reasi and Modh Samoon, son of Mohd Yacob, resident of Maralian Miran Sahib, Jammu.
A case vide FIR No. 154/17 under Section 188 and 420 RPC and 3 PC Act has been arrested against the accused persons at police station Ramban.
It is astonishing that these trucks managed to reach Ramban and no one had bothered to check them within the jurisdictions of Jammu and Udhampur districts.
The checkpoints were erected by Inspector Vijay Singh Choudhary, SHO Batote, Inspector OP Chib, SHO Chanderkote and Inspector Rajeshwer Salathia, SHO Ramban under the supervision of DySp Hqs, Imtyaz Ahmed, Additional SP, Mushtaq Ahmed and SSP Ramban, Mohan Lal.
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