Mob Torches Truck Carrying Bovines in Jammu



A mob in Nagrota area in winter capital torched a truck carrying about 10 bovine animals, police said.

On specific inputs about smuggling of bovine animals, police laid a check post and intercepted a truck near Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota area in Jammu, an official said.

The truck driver tried to escape the police and in process hit and injured a policeman.

Police chased the truck and rescued eight of the 10 bovine animals though two died of injuries.

As the police were shifting the animals to a safer place, some people gathered at the spot and set the truck afire, the official said.

A case of bovine smuggling has been registered against the truck driver and against a number of people for torching the truck.

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