On the night of April 2, a local resident of Paschim Vihar, New Delhi alerted Police at about 2.17 am that a Tata -407 with a Rajasthan number was trying to steal cows. Ultimately, the cattle thieves not only rammed into Police barricade, but also hit two vehicles, one of which was a police vehicle. They also fired 2 or 3 rounds at police who was following them.
Quoting this news report :
After seeing police officers the occupants of the alleged vehicle started speeding away. Another PCR van was also informed and called for assistance. While the first PCR was chasing the vehicle from the back another PCR was approaching it from the front.
On being sandwiched between the two police vehicles, the driver of the car rammed the tempo in the police barricade and then sped towards the other direction.
The police patrolling vehicles made several announcements. While escaping, it further hit another police vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle then fired two-three rounds at the police party and later on reaching a dead end again turned and banged in another car.
“ASI Subash fired three shots at the tempo which deflated one of the tyres of the vehicle. Despite that the vehicle kept driving and finally reached an open area and started fleeing. Police later apprehended Shahid (24) and Umar (25) hailing from Mewat, Haryana,” said DCP, PCR, Monika Bhardwaj.
A country made pistol and 10 live cartridges have been recovered from them. Five cows were rescued from the tempo.
It is interesting to note that Mewat (Nuh) residents had a Tata -407 with Rajasthan number which is a border state. Mewat is in Haryana. Since Haryana has framed very strict laws for cattle transportation and serious penalty for cow smuggling & slaughter, it seems that the criminal elements are increasingly looking at nearby regions for stealing cows / cattle.
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