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Thikriwala police booked a cattle farmer on the charge of illegal artificial insemination of the animals.

Police spokesman on Tuesday said that a team of livestock department conducted a surprise raid at a cattle farm in chak 78-JB and found that the farmer Umar Farooq was involved in illicit insemination of the animals.

The teams seized artificial insemination material at the spot while the farmer managed to escape from the scene. Police registered a case and started investigation for the arrest of the accused.