Jammu: Police used batons and tear smoke to disperse protesters on Monday after cow vigilantes torched a truck carrying bovine animals in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district - after setting them free.
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Police said the truck was transporting cows and buffaloes in Pathwal village of Hiranagar area.
The driver and helper of the truck escaped after abandoning it when a mob stopped the vehicle alleging that bovine animals were being carried for smuggling.
The protesters freed the animals and later torched the truck.
"The protesters tried to block the Jammu-Pathankot highway. Police used batons and tear smoke to clear the highway," a police officer said.
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Updated Date: Dec 03, 2018 20:37:16 IST