DC Kathua for PSA against bovine smuggling

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KATHUA MAY 13:-Deputy Commissioner, Kathua Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary accompanied by Dy Excise Commissioner Rajesh Sharma, SP Nasir Ahmed, SHO Lakhanpur and other officers inspected the Veterinary Check Post at Lakhanpur and examined the vehicles as well as milch cattle halting for transportation permission. He called for stringent action against attempts of bovine smuggling.

The DC inspected the records of Veterinary Check Post and papers for trucks headed for various districts of state. Officers of check post briefed about the measures put in place to check the attempts of transportation of animals without proper permission and strict vigilance being maintained by the officials. Deputy Excise Commissioner elaborated the measures taken at toll post to ensure that trucks are inspected thoroughly and apart from toll tax permission issued by the competent authority is also checked.

Dr Shahid asked the officers of Veterinary Check Post and Excise Check Post to share the details of permissions and registration numbers of vehicles to avoid any kind of misuse of permission.

While reviewing the permissions granted in last one month the DC asked the officers to ensure that only milch animals with proper documents are recommended for permission.

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Additional District Magistrate, Kathua, Atul Gupta has been designated as the competent authority for granting permission based on the documents produced by veterinary officials, district police, check post and other concerned officials. He said that all transportation permissions shall remain suspended during the yatra period and directed the officials to maintain close coordination to keep a check on the attempts of bovine smuggling or transportation without permission based on proper verification.

SHO Lakhanpur informed that round the clock vigilance in maintained and coordination has been established with excise check posts as well. He informed that 6 FIRs have been lodged in PS Lakhanpur and 5 trucks carrying bovines are under seizure and 58 animals inclusion 11 buffaloes were also seized. Night patrolling has also been intensified in this regard.

The DC asked for booking the bovine smugglers under PSA and also for violation of orders issued in this regard.

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