Gurugram: Five people were arrested on Saturday in Sohna, Gurugram, for allegedly smuggling cows and firing at three SUVs chasing them. The 22-km high-speed chase also had a vehicle police, who were informed about the cow smugglers.
Shocking chase captured on cam
A video of the shocking incident shows the accused driving the truck with deflated tires and animals being thrown out of the vehicle running at high speed.
गुरुग्राम पुलिस ने 22 KM पीछा करके फिल्मी स्टाइल में गोतस्कर पकड़े। नाम हैं बल्लू, तस्लीम, पापा, शहीद और खालिद। पुलिस की गाड़ियां पलट देना चाहते थे, इसलिए चलते वाहन से गाय नीचे फेंकते रहे। #Gurugram #Haryana pic.twitter.com/TwY1OHGL9E
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Upon investigation, a few country-made and live bullets were recovered from the cow smugglers, officials added, giving details of the operation which took place in Gurgaon’s Cyber City area.
Chase began at Delhi-Gurugram border
As per NDTV, the cattle smugglers were driving their truck, with seven cows in tow which were allegedly being smuggled. The truck was being driven at a high speed in a bid to crash and topple police cars at the toll, but they started to throw the animals out of the running vehicle upon seeing the suspicion against them grow.
Officials said the chase began after the cow smugglers sped the vehicle when they were asked to stop while entering Gurugram from the Delhi border. The accused continued to drive the vehicle at high speed even as the tires of their vehicle were punctured by the cow vigilantes.
FIR lodged against 5 persons
A report by Hindustan Times said the cows were allegedly being smuggled to Mewar from Delhi for slaughtering. Police said the accused smugglers have been identified as Yahya, Ballu, Tasleem, Khalid and Sahid. Police informed that the accused have been taken into custody and are being interrogated.
An FIR has been lodged and the accused have been booked 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 (IPC) and the Arms Act at Bhondsi police station on Saturday.