Gurgaon cow vigilantes stop truck carrying bulls, 2 arrested for cattle smuggling | Delhi News

Members of Bajrang Dal, Gau Raksha Dal, and Cow Protection Cell flagged down a vehicle in Pachgaon on Tuesday. Police arrested two persons from Delhi who were allegedly transporting cattle to Rajasthan.

BellCow vigilantes stopped a truck loaded with two bulls in Pachgaon on Tuesday. (File Photo Arun Janardhan)

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Bilaspur police in Gurgaon on Tuesday arrested two persons for cattle smuggling after intercepting a truck carrying two bulls in Pachgaon.

Police said they received a tip-off that members of Bajrang Dal, Gau Raksha Dal, and Cow Protection Cell had driven a vehicle loaded with cattle for alleged illegal slaughter at Panchgaon on the Kundli-Manesar-Pulol Expressway. The flag has been taken down.

“Abhishek Gow (President of Bajrang Dal Gurgaon) complained. On investigation, the offense is under Section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) (recklessly driving or riding a vehicle, thereby endangering human life), 336 (endangering the life or personal safety of others Act), and was found under the provisions of the Haryana Gau Vansh and Gau Samrakshan Adhanim, 2015,” Bilaspur police arrested the accused, Rakesh Kumar and Lalit Kumar, both from Delhi. Said after booking. They were allegedly taking cattle to Mewat in Rajasthan.

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Asked if the Bajrang Dal members had the authority to raid the vehicles, a senior officer from Bilaspur police station said they had not raided the vehicle. The complaining party was providing information to us. They did not check the vehicle. “All legal actions have been taken by the police,” he said.

In the complaint, Gaur alleged, “We (cow protection cell members) received a tip-off that cattle in a pick-up truck would be taken from Jund in Rajasthan to Mewat via the KMP highway. But I reached the Panchgaon toll plaza with my team on Tuesday and informed the police. A checkpoint was set up by the cow protection cell, and after some time, a vehicle was spotted with a trident (trishul) on it. The sign was there. Seeing this, I signaled to stop the car which the driver was driving recklessly and at high speed.

“When we managed to stop the vehicle, I asked the driver and co-passenger for their names. The driver gave his name as Rakesh Kumar and the co-passenger as Lalit Kumar. On checking the vehicle, we found two bulls belonging to the vehicle. Found tightly tied inside,” he added.

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First published: 21-09-2023 at 11:27 IST

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