Srinagar police on Thursday arrested three cattle smugglers and recovered stolen cattle from their possession.
The police spokesman said that Srinagar police had been receiving several complaints of cattle thefts from various areas of district Srinagar.
Accordingly, a police party from Police Station Nigeen in its recent action caught a thief red-handed while rustling cattle from Habak area. Subsequently, he was arrested and later two more thieves were also arrested. The trio was identified as Huzair Ahmad Khanday son of Akbar Khanday, Asif Ahmad Khanday son of Jalal-u-din Khanday resident of Nowbugh Gulab Bagh Ganderbal and Ali Mohmad Wani son of late Ghulam Ahmad Wani resident Guzarbal Ganderbal.
During investigations, the officers learnt of their involvement in cattle thefts from the areas of Zakura, Nigeen and Soura.
Stolen cattle were recovered from them and more arrests and recoveries are expected. A case FIR No.52/2019 under relevant sections of law has also been registered in Police Station Nigeen.