Himachal News: Kalamb Police Caught Interstate Cattle Theft Gang, They Used To Come Armed With Country Made Pistols.


Animals were stolen on Mondays, so that they could be sold in the cattle market of Saharanpur on Tuesdays.

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Reported & Written By Kumud Sharma, Diary Times, Kalaamb, March 17: Kalaamb Police of Sirmour district has exposed an interstate cattle theft gang. At present, Khaki has controlled two members of the gang. Also expressed the possibility of other arrests. This gang used to come armed with country-made pistols to commit crimes. The police achieved this success after 10 days of hard work by scanning the CCTV cameras within a radius of 98 kilometers.

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Animals were stolen on Mondays, so that they could be sold in the cattle market of Saharanpur on Tuesdays. On the night of March 4, the buffalo and cow of Surendra of Katola Dahar village of Sainwala were tied in the cattle shed like daily. Around 2:30 in the night he found a buffalo loose. During investigation it was found that the main gate and the door of the cattle shed were also open. Two buffaloes were also missing. He immediately went towards the road on the bike to search.

Saw in the bike light, two buffaloes coming back after running away. A tempo was also parked on the left side of the road. On suspicion, Surendra tried to catch the tempo, but the tempo driver ran away towards Sainwala. There was no number plate on the back side of the tempo, it was covered with a tarpaulin.

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Meanwhile, the person sitting in the conductor side bumper opened fire with a country-made pistol. After this Surendra did not chase the tempo. Police formed SIT regarding increasing incidents of animal cruelty. The Special Investigation Squad under the leadership of Kala Amb police station in-charge Mohar Singh started the investigation. Since all the thefts were committed on Monday itself, the police searched 68 CCTV cameras found on 74 sampark roads of 8 main roads in different directions.

Meanwhile, while talking to journalists, Superintendent of Police Raman Kumar Meena said that after scanning the CCTV cameras, it was found that the cattle thieves had gone towards Uttar Pradesh. He told that the accused did not even use mobile phones while committing the crime. The number of tempo was revealed on the basis of informers and CC footage. After this, Aslam alias Islam of Khairi village of Yamunanagar, Haryana and co-accused Saddam son Rizwan resident of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh have been arrested near Hathini Kund on the border of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

SP said that the tempo used in the crime has been recovered from accused Saddam and the country-made pistols and five live cartridges used in the crime have been recovered from Aslam. According to the SP, apart from sections 307 and 120 of the IPC, a case has been registered under the Arms Act. He said that accused Aslam and Saddam have been taken on police remand for five days. Five other cases of animal theft are also registered against the accused.

This was the modus operandi –

Accused Saddam used to sell Mohri, the rope used to tie animals. On this pretext, he used to do recce of animals in people’s homes in Himachal. After recce, animal smugglers used to cover the numberless tempo with tarpaulin and steal the animals on Monday night. Did not use mobile. Investigation has also revealed that cases of animal theft have been registered in other states also.

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Kumud Sharma


Kumud Sharma is the First Well-Known Female Journalist of the Journalism World of Himachal Pradesh. I am the Founder, Editor in Chief, Managing Director, Promoter of DiaryTimes. As a Female Journalist, With My Experience of More Than Nine Years, I Tell You Every News of Himachal Pradesh From The Ground Level With Absolutely Accurate and Correct Information, Be it the Politics of Himachal Pradesh or the Ground Reality, My Perspective On Every News Will Give You Assurance. I Assure You That Every News of Mine Will Comply With the Expertise and Fact Checking Policy.


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