Delhi

Four held, one apprehended for stealing cattle from Timarpur farm

48 head of cattle recovered; accused had threatened municipal staff before committing the crime

Five men have been arrested and one apprehended for allegedly trespassing and stealing 55 cows and three buffaloes from a cattle pond after threatening a municipal worker in north Delhi’s Timarpur, the police said on Friday.

Police officers of Timarpur, Wazirabad and Maurice Nagar were informed about the incident and after an overnight joint effort by the police teams, 48 cattle were taken back to the farm.

The accused Naresh (45), Kallu (20), Ankit (20), Manjit (21) and Manjit (24), are all residents of Rampur in North West Delhi, they added.

Escaped with 58 animals

On Thursday, about 11 p.m., a group led by Naresh and other residents of Rampur village illegally entered the premises of a farm and drove away with 58 animals after allegedly threatening the municipal staff, Delhi Police Commissioner (North) Nupur Prasad said.

The MCD staff then approached the police, following which a team was rushed to the spot and recovered the animals from North and North West districts of Delhi, the officer said.

A case was registered at the Timarpur police station and all the five accused were produced before a court and sent to judicial custody, police said

Officials attacked

Meanwhile, officials of the north Delhi municipal corporation were attacked while rounding up stray cattle in its Keshav Puram Zone on Thursday evening.

A spokesperson of the corporation said that stones were thrown at Deputy Director of the Veterinary Department, J.S. Dagar’s car while in Tri Nagar on duty.

Following this, he left his vehicle at the Keshav Puram police station and lodged a complaint.

The official was again attacked after leaving the police station in a cab and the road blocked with tractors and motorcycles at Dholakuva.

But, he managed to slip away.

A truck carrying cattle was stopped in Prembari Pul and three of the five animals were released by miscreants, a spokesperson said.

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