Gurugram: Some Gau Rakshaks and police were chasing the cattle smugglers in Gurugram Saturday (April 9) night. When the smugglers suspected that they might be caught, they started throwing the cows from the moving vehicle towards the chasing vehicles.
The video of the incident went viral on different social media platforms. For a moment, it gave the impression that the scene is out of some action movie.
On Saturday night, some Gau Rakshaks got the information that some people from Mewat in Haryana are carrying some cows from Delhi to Mewat for smuggling. They immediately started chasing the vehicle and also alerted the police.
The smugglers, rather than stopping the vehicle, sped up and started firing at the chasing vehicles. When the chase did not stop, they started throwing the cows from the moving vehicles. In chase of over 22 kms, all the smugglers were arrested.
An FIR was registered under Section 13(2) (punishment for export of cow for the purpose of slaughter) of The Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015, as well as Section 307 (punishment for attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act at Bhondsi police station on Saturday (April 9), the Haryana Police said.
The police added that cows were being smuggled from Delhi to Mewat for slaughter. The smugglers came under suspicion in Gurugram.
When they were asked to stop, they sped up the vehicles. In the process, their tyres got punctured. The smugglers did not stop and continued running the vehicle on deflated tyres.
Mewat in Haryana is notorious for cow smuggling and slaughter. It is the same area where the Tablighi Jamaat originated.
The Nooh Mewat area in Haryana is bastion of cow smuggling. Situated close to Rajasthan’s border near Bharatpur and Alwar, one trip with 5-6 cows can give smugglers about three lakh rupees.
Talking about the modus operandi of the cattle smugglers, VHP activist Naval Kishore Mishra had told India Today, “Vehicles used to smuggle cattle don’t have number plates. Out informants immediately recognise them when they pass through this area during the day and confirm that the same vehicles will smuggle cattle using the same route during night. The smugglers operate in six tehsils of Rajasthan spanning around 100 km.”