Shootout at Mewat aover cow rescue

Mewat, a Muslim dominant district in Haryana, has been on the radar of cow vigilante groups ever since the state government enforced a cow protection act in March. But none of the vigilantes dared to tread into the interiors of Mewat, which allegedly has hideouts of cattle smugglers.

Police too do not enter those areas fearing attack from smugglers and their local supporters.

Cattle is smuggled from neighbouring districts and hidden in the hills in the interiors of Nuh, Ferozpur Jhirka, Nagina, Pingawa, Punhana, Rawali, Shikrawa and some areas bordering Alwar district of Rajasthan, a police official, who did not wish to be named, had said.

Cattle Smuggling and trading once again has surfaced Haryana’s minority-dominant mewar district when the local police and cow vigilantes rescued seven cattle loaded of canter after intense chase and continuous firing for an hour.

The incident took place at kharkhari village under Tawru Tahsil in Mewat district around 4am.