10 bovines rescued, bootlegger held with 20 pouches

GJ REPORT KATHUA, DEC 10: Kathua Police in continuation of drive launched under the directions of SSP Kathua Suleman Choudhary IPS to curb bovine smuggling once again thwarted the nefarious design of bovine smugglers. Reacting swiftly on specific information, Shamsher Singh Sambyal Dy SP Headquarters Kathua under the supervision of Sanjay Parihar Addl SP Kathua deputed police team to foil the evil designs of bovine smugglers. The team from Police Post Industrial Estate headed by SI Virender Singh Incharge Police Post Industrial Estate today laid naka near Grand plaza hotel at NHW in the jurisdiction of PP Industrial Estate Kathua in the wee hours and intercepted a truck bearing registration no JK03B-0887 carrying bovine animals. Police team rescued ten bovine animals but the driver managed to escape from the spot. Accordingly case FIR. 368 /2017 under sections 188 RPC, 3/5 PC Act stands registered at Police station Kathua. Meanwhile Kathua police also apprehended bootlegger in Rajbagh area Reacting swiftly on a specific information, a team of Police Station Rajbagh headed by SI Vikas Jasrotia under the supervision of Dy. SP Ravail Chowdhary SDPO Border Chadwal and Sanjay Parihar Addl. SP Kathua nabbed one person with 20 pouches of JK Excise liquor. The accused was identified as Joginder Lal, S/o Gurdyal, R/o Chan Julaha area of tehsil Hiranagar district Kathua. He was apprehended while selling liquor unlawfully on the road side in Chan Arorian area falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Rajbagh. A case vides FIR no: 253/2017 u/s 48 (F) Excise Act stands registered and further investigation is going on.