Five cattle smugglers, including a minor, were arrested and six cattle recovered in a raid at Pakur district, a senior police officer said on Monday.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted a pick-up van and recovered the cattle being transported on the vehicle near Bikrampur mode under Muffasil police station last night, SP Shailendra Prasad Burnwal told reporters.
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Three persons travelling in the vehicle, including the minor were arrested, he said, adding, two others travelling on a motorcycle ahead were also nabbed.
Police has confiscated the pick-up van and the motorcycle, the officer said.
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Burnwal said police has arrested altogether 12 persons and recovered 56 cattle during the last three days in the district.