Cattle thieves arrested after chase by PCR, five cows rescued
After a chase of few kilometres, two PCR vans arrested cattle lifters in Paschim Vihar who were fleeing in Tata 407 with five cows. The team also came under fire by the cattle thieves but managed to arrest them in the small hours of Monday.
At night, the cops received informing them that a Tata 407 is loading cows near Janta clinic, Paschim Vihar. Immediately, swinging into action, the PCR reached the spot. The policemen in the van, ASI Subash and Constable Vinod soon sighted the vehicle near Kesho Pur drain.
Following this, the chase started and soon the cattle lifters realised that they are being followed by cops. Then, they accelerated and sped towards Raghubir Nagar. After this, both ASI Subash and Constable Vinod realised that the temp was too fast to be caught and so sought additional help.
Soon, another PCR was pressed into action to cover the cattle lifters' tempo from the front. The two PCR also coordinated their chase through wireless messages. The second PCR approached it from Subash Nagar Mor.
"As the cattle lifters' tempo found it hard to escape, the cattle lifters rammed their tempo into the police barricade near Pacific mall and sped towards Khyala. Our PCR vans made constant announcement urging the tempo to stop but instead of stopping they opened fire at our teams," said Monika Bhardwaj, DCP PCR.
Under fire by the cattle lifters, the PCR were left with no option but to retaliate. Several rounds were then fired by PCR policemen to get the speeding tempo under their control.
Facing dead end and being under fire by cops, the tempo took a U-turn and hit a Santro car near Subash Nagar Mor. On realising that the tempo would neither stop nor slow down, ASI Subash aimed gunshot at the rear tyre of the tempo. The bullet punctured the wheel but the tempo kept accelerating towards Timber market in Kirti Nagar.
Losing all hopes on fleeing, the cattle lifters left the vehicle and tried to flee but were soon overpowered.
"Our PCR team then caught two cattle lifters Shahid and Umar, both residents of Haryana. Five cows were recovered from the tempo. We are considering rewarding the PCR staff," said the police officer.
The cops registered a case under relevant sections and arms act along with section 11 of prevention of cruelty to animals Act in Paschim Vihar.
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