Cow traders looted at gunpoint near Harike


A group of seven armed persons travelling in an SUV, calling themselves Shiv Sena workers, reportedly looted seven cows loaded in a canter, a mobile and Rs 75,000 from cow traders at gunpoint near Harike, 35 km from here, at midnight.The Harike police have registered a case under Section 382 of the IPC in this regard.The incident took place when the three cow traders, led by Gursevak Singh of Ghall Klan village (Moga) were on the way to Harchowal (Gurdaspur) township after loading the cows from the Malwa area.When the traders reached near Jeoneke village, seven armed men stopped them at gunpoint. Introducing themselves as Shiv Sena workers, they told the traders that they would be allowed to go after their verification at their Makhu-based office and asked them to follow. The armed men took them to some abandoned place near Makhu, tied them with ropes and decamped with their cows and money.Investigation Officer (IO) Balbir Singh, ASI, said the accused appeared to be gang members who were active in the Malwa area.

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