Jammu: Eight people were arrested on charges of bovine smuggling and 49 animals were rescued by the police here, an official said on Friday.
They were smuggling the animals from the Jammu region to the Kashmir valley, a senior officer said.
The police acting on a tip-off, intercepted four trucks and a pick-up vehicle at the Chenani area of Udhampur district last evening and made the arrests, he said.
The officer said that 49 bovines were rescued and cases have been registered against the accused. The matter is being probed, he said.