Smugglers throw cattle out of truck during high speed police chase

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Five people have been arrested after a police chase in which they threw live cattle from a vehicle and fired gun shots at police, reports say.

The gang was reportedly arrested on Saturday in Sohna, Gurugram, India for allegedly smuggling cows, before the chase ensued.

A video of the shocking incident shows the accused driving the truck with deflated tires and animals being thrown out of the vehicle.

In one persuing vehicle, a man that appears to be a police officers fires a gunshot at the getaway vehcile, then a man in a jeep appears to fire a rifle towards the alleged thiefs from a passenger seat.

Animals continue to fly from the back of the vehicle while the other two cars remain in hot pursuit.

A tarpaulin covering the van comes off and two men are seen in the back of the vehicle, appearing to attempt to push the last remaining cow onto the road.

As per NDTV, the cattle smugglers were driving their truck, with seven cows in tow which were allegedly being smuggled.

Officials said the chase began after the cow smugglers sped the vehicle when they were asked to stop while entering Gurugram from the Delhi border.

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A report by Hindustan Times said the cows were allegedly being smuggled to Mewar from Delhi for slaughtering. Police said that the accused have been taken into custody and are being interrogated.

The five are to be sentanced with punishment for export of cow for the purpose of slaughter, under Section 13(2) of Indian law.

Legislation against cattle slaughter is in place throughout most states and territories of India.

On 26 October 2005, the Supreme Court of India, in a landmark judgement upheld the constitutional validity of anti-cow slaughter laws enacted by different state governments in India.

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