Around 50 cow vigilantes targeted officials of the Tamilnadu government transporting cows from Jaisalmer to their state, pelted stones at a truck and blocked NH 15 on suspicion of cattle smuggling in Rajasthan’s Barmer district.
Four persons have been arrested and action against seven policemen including a police inspector has been taken for not taking the matter seriously and reaching the spot late.
The officials of the Animal husbandry department of TN government had purchased 50 cows and calves from Jaisalmer and were transporting them in five trucks with all required papers and permission from authorities.
“The accused tried to beat the officials. They also tried to set a truck on fire but police reached the spot and prevented them. The officials, drivers and cleaners were taken to local police station. Meanwhile several people gathered there and blocked NH 15”, SP Barmer Gagandeep Singla said.
“The accused pelted stones at trucks and damaged one truck. The cows were rescued and taken to local cow shelter for time being ” he said.
A case against 50 persons has been registered causing hurt to public servant and for criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty and also under the NH Act.
Chainaram, Kamlesh , Vikram and Jaswant have been arrested.
” The officials informed police station immediately and sought help but the policemen reached late. On this the SHO of Sadar police station and six other policemen were shunted to police lines today ” , he said .