JAIPUR: police have prepared a list of 500 cattle smugglers wanted in different police stations, a majority of whom hails from , to keep a close check on their activities.

A similar operation, to make the database of alleged cow vigilantes, is being conducted by all 38 police stations, by visiting every nook and corner of the district.

Speaking to TOI, SP Rajendra Singh said that police dug up records of 5,600 suspects involved in different categories of crimes, and classified 500 such suspects, who have been wanted under different provisions of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal ( of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act.

“These 500 people are those who appear in our lists of proclaimed offenders (PO), standing warranties, and absconders. A majority of those wanted, hails from Haryana. The systematic database helps us in better monitoring over criminals,” Singh said, adding that the matter of wanted smugglers will also be discussed with their counterparts in Haryana, during the next inter-state border meeting.

Ramgarh police station, where Rakbar Khan was lynched over suspicion of bovine smuggling, has the maximum cases of wanted smugglers.

The work towards collection of data of smugglers and vigilantes began recently, when Jaipur Range IG VK Singh laid out a plan to keep a leash on smugglers, while simultaneously keeping a strong vigil on notorious elements that indulge in vigilantism and take law into their hands.

Alwar SP said that the police have also begun to issue notices to people who indulge in extortion, “All station house officers of the 38 police stations in Alwar are visiting villages under their jurisdictions. A beat constable spends a night in each village, for better coordination too,” Singh said.

The Alwar police’s latest drive is aimed at ensuring that cow vigilantes are kept under check, even as the menace of smuggling is still being dealt by the police.

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